“Champions bankruptcy? There are those who have not played it for 8 years”
“We are late in the championship, we have the time and the possibility to catch up.” Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus coach, expresses himself in this way before the match against Lecce. The bianconeri are veterans of the early elimination from the Champions League and in the league they are very far from the top in a disastrous start to the season. “Now we have five important games and we need to concentrate on that, then the break will come and we will recover all the players and it will be something else”, says Allegri.
Was the Juventus Champions League a failure or not? “In life these things happen here, I can’t find the right word, you find it”, the technician replies to the reporters. “There are teams that have been eight years without playing in the Champions League, this can also happen. We must not get frustrated otherwise we will never leave”, he says, trying to turn the page.
In Lecce, still absences. “Vlahovic has not recovered, he has this adductor pain and then Locatelli will not be there for personal reasons”, explains Allegri. “We have enough players to play tomorrow’s match against a well-organized team, playing in Lecce is never easy because they are always complicated games. You need to have a reaction after elimination.”