Both Giorgio Chiellini and Massimiliano Allegri shared their thoughts on Federico Chiesa’s injury during today’s press conference at the Allianz Stadium.
The 24-year-old sustained an ACL tear and has been ruled out of action until the end of the season.
“I am sorry for Federico, I know what it means because I experienced the same thing two years ago,” the Juventus captain said.
“He can mature, become more man and come back stronger.
“We immediately noticed that the injury was serious. I was on the bench against Roma and I stayed closed to him like an older brother, there is nothing to say right now.
“Everything is very strange at the beginning, but the worst part is when you are close to returning to action. The body changes and you feel it so you need to adapt to it.”
Allegri also discussed Chiesa’s injury urging his teammates to ‘do something more’ and refusing to comment on Juventus’ transfer strategies to replace the Italy international.
“I spoke to him after the game and yesterday morning,” said Allegri.
“I am sorry for him and for Italian football, but these things happen. He is young and has time to recover. He feels ok, he is mentally fine, now everyone must do more.
“I won’t talk about transfers, this is our team, then we’ll see what happens. We have Dejan Kulusevski, Kaio Jorge, Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado can also play as a winger.”