Despite winning five straight league titles for Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri, 55, is now going through a tough time following back-to-back defeats in the UEFA Champions League in the group stage and also poor form in the Serie A.
This lack of form is making a bad impression on this experienced manager, but in a recent interview with journalists, he avoided all talk of his early departure from club duty.
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Former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri demonstrated high hopes of regaining the full control over their rival on coming matches in both Serie A and UEFA Champions League by saying, “We must not only look at the results, I believe the team is growing. We also had a good reaction physically with Benfica, but we need to pay more attention to details. We must be focused on the next games and through the performance, obtain the result. Then there will be a break and with confidence, we must prepare for the Champions League challenge.”
The 55-year-old is on his second stint as Juventus coach after being fired in 2019 following the team’s early Champions League departure. Juventus is seventh in Serie A and has lost its first two Champions League games due to injury. After Juve spent two seasons under the leadership of first Maurizio Sarri and then Andrea Pirlo, the former Rossoneri manager made his way back to the Turin juggernauts in 2021.
The five time Serie A manager of the season also explained the reasons behind his team’s poor performance in recent times by quoting, “The number of injuries is similar to last year, 10 against 11, but playing many more games,” he said. “Then, we had more problems on the flexors, this year on the adductors… but there is no doubt about the fact that the staff inside Continassa [the club’s training centre] works well.”