Fabio Cannavaro has urged everybody connected with Juventus to unite in a bid to improve results at the Stadio Olimpico.
The Turin giants slipped nine points off the pace in Serie A after losing 2-1 to rock bottom Catania at the weekend.
Their patchy domestic form and failure to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League has led to suggestions that rookie coach Ciro Ferrara could be sacked, but experienced defender Cannavaro has called for unity.
"The results over the past month have not been good but we have to work more and give plenty," he said.
"I don't think we have become poor all of a sudden. We need recover the injured players and have a bit of luck because we always seem to concede a goal at the first action.
"We hope that the new year brings us better results."