Another bad result from Juventus on Sunday left their coach Ciro Ferrara with more questions than answers. The Turin outfit are now 9 points of the pace set by their rivals Inter Milan and their hopes of lifting the scudetto this season are getting dimmer with every game they play.
You would have thought that after losing their last fixture to Bari, Juventus would up their game and win against Catania who by the way are 2nd last in the league. To make matters worse for the Bianconerri, they were beaten in their own stadium. Juventus are no longer the dominant force in Italian football even their fans are not happy with their performances.
The statistics may favour them but if they don’t get the points then it is worth nothing. On Sunday, not only did they have the bulk of the possession but they also had an impressive 19 shots on target. Catania on the hand made the most of their opportunities to come out with all the 3 points. No disrespect to Catania but this was a match that i expected Juventus to win without any hustles whatsoever.
Ferrara has earned the wrath of the Juventus faithful and am sure that by now the Juve management are keenly scrutinising the possibilty of replacing him. I don’t expect Ferrara to last for the rest of the season. If he does, then i can bet you that Juve will not do any better than their current position. It is a shame to see such a team with an amazing history experience a barren spate.
This can also be a learning opportunity for the juve management. The only problem is that the fans want results and they want them now! It is hard to see how Juve will pick themselves up from these poor results. Moreover, they can rest assured that things won’t get any easier when fixtures resume on January 6th.