Allegri: ‘Chiesa is writing a letter to Santa Claus’

by | Nov 29, 2021 12:18

Juventus coach Max Allegri confirmed Federico Chiesa is out until January after suffering a muscle injury against Atalanta. ‘He’s already writing a letter to Santa Claus’.

The Italy international remained lying on the pitch after the half-time whistle against Atalanta and opponent Davide Zappacosta urged the Bianconeri medical staff to intervene.

The former Fiorentina star was replaced during the interval due to a muscle problem, while Weston McKennie was subbed off after 64 minutes with an injury.

Chiesa and McKennie subbed off injured in Juventus-Atalanta

The American was replaced by Moise Kean and Allegri was asked about their conditions ahead of the trip to Salernitana on Tuesday.

“For McKennie, it should be a small thing,” Allegri said at a press conference. “But Chiesa is already writing a letter to Santa Claus. We will see him again after the holidays.”

Allegri revealed Rodrigo Bentancur is recovering after all the games and travels due to the international breaks.

“Bentancur is much better, he needed to recover a bit because he played a lot of games,” Allegri added. “He travelled a lot, and the players are not cars. Well, even cars break down after having covered so many kilometres.

“It’s normal that there’s a bit of tiredness, but in this period when he has been out, I have found him more serene and fresh.”

epa09213801 Juventus' Federico Chiesa (R) celebrates after scoring during the Italian Cup final soccer match between Atalanta BC and Juventus FC at Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, 19 May 2021. EPA-EFE/PAOLO MAGNI


  1. Jaz Garcha

    Is allegri talking about bentencaur playing to many games .. is this guy for real
    Think he had forgotten players
    This man is a bench warmer with bent feet !!!

    Really Allegri ???

  2. MIL_INT

    Juve fans are also writing a letter to Santa – asking for Zidane

  3. Villarusso

    If Chiesa would stay on his feet and not always dive he may not be injured. Messi always powers through and scores. Not always looking for the penalty. It seems all Juve players look for a foul instead playing through. Chiesa could be world class if he would stay on his feet and look for a goal. Not a penalty. Before he hits the ground he is looking to the ref with his hands up. Italy needs to stop this. Learn from Messi, or Lewandowski. Play like a man. Even CR7 doesn’t look for the free kick.

  4. dangermom

    I am writing a letter to Santa and asking him for another 5 year extension for Allegri so I can enjoy the slowest game on earth lol.

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