Former Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia has explained why he decided to leave Turin and move to Qatar in the January transfer window.
Benatia the 31-year-old was in his third season with the Old Lady when opting to switch to Al-Duhail SC in mid-winter, and he left after making 60 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A giants.
The Morocco international defender has now opened up about his Juve exit and feels that uncertainty over his starting position meant he had little choice. “When I went to Dubai on holiday in December, I decided not to want to stay at Juve.
I was not happy and I talked with my family. It made me feel sick,” he told Sky Italia. “I wanted to give my contribution on the field in a team that I was very good in.
When Bonucci came back, Allegri told me he wanted to focus on me, but things changed quickly. “I’m not angry with the coach. The last game I played was the one against Milan. I had a good game, but the next one I was out again.” Benatia concluded.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.