Juventus is excited by all of Italy

Juventus is excited by all of Italy

Juventus is excited by all of Italy

What’s after this announcement

The Old Lady loses her head. After two complicated years characterized by disappointing results, early eliminations in the Champions League and two fourth places in Serie A, Juventus wanted to start this 2022-23 season well. This is why Massimiliano Allegri was counting on the transfer window to strengthen an orphaned team of Paulo Dybala, Matthijs de Ligt or Giorgio Chiellini. His management then tried to satisfy him by recruiting Angel Di Maria, Paul Pogba or even Gleison Bremer. But the Italian technician could not count on all his troops, being some elements on the flank.

Juve is in trouble

Which didn’t help Juve get off to a good start. In fact, after eight games played in all competitions, the Turinese have a disastrous record of 2 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats. Openly unbeaten in Serie A (2 wins and 4 draws), the Italian team (8th, 10 points) is disappointing. In the Champions League it is even worse, as they have lost twice (the last draw with Maccabi Haifa, 0 points). The first time against Paris Saint-Germain (2-1). The second, against Benfica (2-1) yesterday. But it all started pretty well with the opening of Arkadiusz Milik (4th).

Then, not much. The Old Lady returned to her ways and eventually went home. A defeat that did not go at all alongside the fans present at the Juventus Stadium. The latter also booed the players. What captain Leonardo Bonucci fully understood, questioned by the Gazzetta dello Sport after the meeting. “Of course the boos are justified. We need to worry because we get out of the game too often. I don’t know if the reasons are mental or physical. We strive to be consistent. We lost a game that we shouldn’t have missed..

The Italian press turns on the players

It pursues: “It is true that we are being booed. There is little to say, we need to be silent, work and move on. I think it’s a situation that can be changed, we have a lot of absent players. Today it is everyone’s fault. It’s not just the players, it’s not just the manager, it’s not just the club. It’s everyone’s fault. “. And no one is spared this Thursday in the French press. “Juve derails: do something please”title All Sport. The Italian media then released the sulfateuse to enlighten Juventus players. Everyone took a lot.

“It’s not just Allegri’s fault. The responsibilities of the players are also obvious. Someone has to do something fast, the season derails after only 6 league matches and 2 Champions League games, both lost, setting a new negative record for Juventus history. Dusan Vlahovic, 7.5 million net per season, does not control the ball well, does not make a precise pass, remains offside. Di Maria is physically absent. Cuadrado a ghost. McKennie, the usual clumsy. There are so many decisive players missing. Only Allegri’s fault? Maybe not, but now he’s the only one who can do something. “.

Allegri, guilty n ° 1

For its part, the Gazzetta dello Sport concerns. “The Champions League is hanging by a thread, bad even in the league: yet the team is cut out for Max”writes the publication on pink paper that does not spare the Juventus coach. “They (the managers, ed) listened to him, they satisfied him. In all, or almost. A year ago Allegri wanted a center forward, a real number 9, a surface fox: in January he took Vlahovic, at least the best of the time; now he is much less effective and too nervous, perhaps also because he is badly exploited. Fabio Capello also faced Allegri on Italian television.

It was a difficult match, Juventus never managed to regain the upper hand. They didn’t have the pace of their opponents. After great minutes, we saw a huge difference in quality and intensity. It is a difficult moment for the bianconeri. (…) They took frightening counterattacks, there was no balance on the pitch. Benfica players had the will, the strength and the speed. Happy? Before he had another team, now he can no longer find the key to the problem and a direction “. Always supported by his leadership, while a voice came on Twitter After the meeting for the dismissal, Allegri will have to find solutions and re-mobilize his group.

A changing room that questions itself

A group that obviously would not be completely behind him. After the game, Angel Di Maria would have told Milik, who came out in the 70th minute: “Why did he change you?”. Images that have turned on social networks. But the Turin coach does not feel under pressure. “Me in danger? No, hard times are part of the game, the only thing to do is shut up and work. We played well for the first 20 minutes, then we started to retire and fought. We can say that after the 2-1 the game is practically over. We could have conceded more goals, we had a chance to score in the end, but the performance would have been the same. You have to shut up, work and think about the next championship game..

He added : “These moments are coming, they will come back, we have to leave the team with a great responsibility, Sunday we have a difficult game, then we will think about the Cup, nothing is lost”. While Juventus had never lost twice in a row in the first two days of the UEFA Champions League groups, a reaction is therefore expected on Sunday in Monza, the seventh matchday of Serie A. A new counterpart could mark the fate of a Massimiliano Allegri more than never on the hot seat.

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