MILAN, ITALY - JULY 26: Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta attends the Serie A 2018/19 Fixture unveiling on July 26, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Juventus Vice-President Pavel Nedved admits the recent comments about Giuseppe Marotta wasn’t an attack calling him a great teacher.

Marotta recently made the switch to rivals Inter as CEO for sport, and his former colleague declared over the weekend that he “was never a Juventino”.

“What I said could have been seen as an attack on Marotta,” Nedved admitted at the Golden Foot awards and cited by Football Italia.

“He was a great teacher for us. I was just a bit hurt that Marotta went to Inter, always our rival. It hurt me a bit, that’s all.”

Marotta was also asked about the comments and was similarly conciliatory.

“Now I’m at Inter and it’s not an easy task after many years at Juve. Pavel and I are now football enemies, but life goes on.

“Now it’s up to me to launch a team which hasn’t been at the top in recent years.”