I was frozen out at Juventus, claims Elia

The tricky attacker has accused Antonio Conte of refusing to speak to him during his season and Turin, and revealed that he was forced to give up his end-of-season bonus
Eljero Elia has voiced his dismay with the way he was treated during his spell at Juventus in 2011-12.

The Netherlands international joined the Turin giants from Hamburg last summer, but was largely ignored by head coach Antonio Conte and featured only sparsely during his one season with the Serie A champions.

The 25-year-old therefore opted to leave the club for Werder Bremen earlier this summer, but the move only materialised after he had made a big sacrifice.

"Every player was entitled to a new Ferrari to a €200,000 bonus after we won the Scudetto. However, Juventus forced me to renounce that right before they allowed me to join Bremen," Elia was quoted as saying by Sport Bild.

"The coach never spoke to me. He did not utter a single word to me all year. He completely ignore me. I have never ever experienced anything like that. It was very frustrating for me."

Elia made his Bundesliga debut for Bremen in last Friday's 2-1 loss against titleholders Borussia Dortmund.