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No excuses for woeful Juventus - Evra

The Old Lady lost 2-1 at Napoli on Saturday evening and are already 10 points behind Serie A leaders Inter following a poor start to the season.
Juventus defender Patrice Evra says there are no excuses for his team's slow start to the Serie A season after another loss on Saturday.

Max Allegri's squad was overhauled in the summer following the exits of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Carlos Tevez, while injuries have also hit in the early part of the campaign, with Claudio Marchisio and new arrival Sami Khedira out for long spells.

The defending champions went down 2-1 at Napoli to leave them with just one win from their opening six league games and 10 points behind leaders Inter.

And Evra was in no mood for excuses when he spoke to reporters at the San Paolo: "We're all responsible."

"Our young players cannot be used as an excuse and it's down to the older heads to help them out.

"It's a difficult moment for us, and it hurts, but we're not panicking and I remain fully optimistic. Now we've got the Champions League and Bologna and we want to win at home."

Goals from Lorenzo Insigne and Gonzalo Higuain sent Napoli to their win, and they held on despite Mario Lemina pulling one back for Juve.

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