On the eve of the reception of Lazio Rome during the 37th day of Serie A, Massimiliano Allegri was in front of the press this Sunday. Very criticized after the white season of Juventus Turin, the Italian technician wanted to put this bad pass into perspective.
Accustomed to celebrating each year the title or titles won by the Old Lady, the supporters of Juventus Turin face a white season for which they were not necessarily prepared. Italian champions eight times in a row from 2012 to 2020, the Bianconeri were dethroned by Inter Milan last year but saved the day with victory in the Italian Cup. This time, not the slightest trophy to put in their mouths and some media are wondering about the relevance of the return of Massimiliano Allegri last summer.
At a press conference, the Juve coach tried to defend his record as best he could this Sunday, recalling that the club had still ensured its qualification for the next Champions League. “I read that this season was a failure. When you are at Juve, it is normal that there are high expectations, but such years, it happens (…) During that time, we qualified for the Champions League, which seems to be trivial but this it’s not the case. Juve have been in the Champions League for 11 years in a row and that’s important.” dropped the Turin technician.
Weighed down by their mediocre start to the season in Serie A, the Piedmont club managed to slowly but surely rise in the standings and even thought they were back in the title race at the start of spring before losing important points in the league. It is especially the course in the Champions League and this elimination against Villarreal in the round of 16 (1-1, 0-3) which tarnished the image of the season in the eyes of many observers. Except for a huge rebound, Allegri will still remain in post this summer and try to do much better during the 2022-23 financial year. This will undoubtedly go through an ambitious transfer window.
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