Juventus ace Nedved: There is no crisis

Nedved also defended coach Claudio Ranier, following a poor start to the season.

“Crisis? That happened when the Euro came in,” Nedved told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

“There is no crisis. It’s just speculation from the papers. We only lost a game, it’s hardly a crisis.

“We always knew it would be a difficult month for us. There has always been plenty of hype coming from the outside but we are used to it, if anything it will make us better.

“We have [Sebastian] Giovinco and [Alessandro] Del Piero as well as a host of other players who have great qualities. Juventus has always built teams with great physical qualities and it’s the same this season.

“Ranieri? He has the same objectives as all the players and that is to win. There is no dressing room rift. The coach always talks with the players and explains.”