After the fiasco in the Champions League against Villarreal (0-3 defeat and elimination), the Italian coach is trying to be positive about his team’s season.
«Not everything is to be thrown awayto Juventus after the unexpected elimination in the Champions League against Villarreal (1-1, 0-3), coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Saturday, on the eve of regaining the championship against Salernitana.
«It takes time to build. This must be done with lucidity. Not everything was tossed when we were late in the league, not everything was perfect when we then had good results and today not everything is to be thrown away because of an elimination in the Champions League“, underlined “Max” Allegri in a press conference.
«You can’t be on a roller coaster. Tuesday we were not a team that could win the Champions League and Thursday is not a failure“, he added, three days after the slap against Villarreal in the round of 16 return.
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He also confirmed that he had refused a request from the players for more free time this Saturday, having demanded that the team remain together until the match against Salernitana on Sunday (3:00 p.m.), on behalf of the 30th day of the Serie AT.
«Sometimes it’s useful to have a bit of a mess, otherwise we’re a little too calm…“, he replied with a smile, asked about a heated discussion on this subject with his vice-captain Paulo Dybala, according to the press.
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Despite the poor posture of the Salernitana, red lantern, Allegri warned his players: “The Salernitana is different from the first leg (Juve 2-0 victory in Salerno, editor’s note), it drew against Milan and Sassuolo and offers more“, he underlined about the Campania team which finds Franck Ribéry, summoned for the trip to Turin after having missed the last two matches (rest after a slight traffic accident).
«Let’s try to beat her, especially to have the ambition to play a direct duel against Inter with three points difference“Concluded the Turin coach, while Juve (4th) will host the Nerazzurri (3rd) the following day, in early April.