Date: 30th November 2014 at 9:38pm
Written by:

Giampiero Ventura has defended his players following their derby defeat against Juventus insisting that fans must respect his players.

After the Bianconeri secured a 2-1 win with the last kick of the game, Ventura gestured towards the fans with his hand around his neck and the head coach admitted that a fan wound him up.

“A fan made me lose my mind, you cannot insult players after a performance like that,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“A fan like that does not even deserve to come to the stadium.

“We want respect and they must learn the word respect.

“I apologise to everyone for my gesture, but we are human beings too.”

As for the actual game, he lamented his side losing possession at the death.

“You cannot lose the ball with 15 seconds to play, unfortunately we have lost the game.

“Nevertheless, it was a big step forward for us. We put Juventus under pressure and we had the chance to see out the game.

“I feel sorry for the players and the fans as we deserved a win.”