Allegri is worried about Juventus’ defensive play
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegi is worried about the game of the defense team before the important home of Barcelona on Wednesday in the Champions League.
“We’ve gotten too many goals, especially when we’ve managed to keep a dry net on the San Siro (when the 2-0 victory over Milan in late October),” said Allegri.
The specialist, who relies heavily on solid defense play, can not reasonably be pleased with the fact that his students have allowed 22 goals in 18 official games since the beginning of the season. Leonardo Bonucci’s departure for Milan in the summer seemed to be a defeat in the defense, and Daniele Rugani could not successfully replace him at this stage. Another disappointment for the Thorins was the three goals scored and a 2: 3 loss from Sampdoria over the weekend.
The attack has been doing 44 hits in 18 games, but Juve has scored eight of his last nine games, including Outsider Benetventa, and hosted in Calcio.
Andrea Bardzali, a prominent figure in the center of the defense for Italy’s six consecutive titles, also does not hide her preoccupation before the Barcelona match. “We should not allow a lack of concentration at some moments, which we have done in many games so far, but we need something extra that we can not show through the season, we have very good players, the difference comes from desire and willingness to sacrifice “said Bardzally.
“It will be very difficult for Barcelona, but we have to deal with it. It is extremely important for our season to pass the group and continue in the elimination,” he added.
Last season, both teams met in the quarterfinals, with the Italians winning their first 3-0 match, and in the rematch of Camp Nou they reached 0-0 and eliminated Barcelona. In the current campaign, the Catalonians took a partial revenge after a 3: 0 success at the first meeting of the group on September 12th.
“There is no room to compare with last year, then the situation was quite different, and our rivals will also want to move on, but this game is much more important for us,” said Bardzally.
The Spaniards are Group D leader with 10 points, and Juventus is second with 7. Sporting Lisbon is third with 4, and last is Olympiakos with 1.
Barca needs a point in Turin to secure the first place in the group, while Juve will seek mandatory success to facilitate his task before the last Olympics in Greece.