Allegri: ‘It was time for change’

Massimiliano Allegri says ‘it was time for change’ over the summer and discusses Juventus’ new-look attack.

The Bianconeri lost influential trio Carlos Tevez, Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo in the off-season and have started the new campaign slowly, picking up one point from three Serie A matches.

They begin their Champions League campaign away to Manchester City on Tuesday evening, with kick off at 19:45 UK time.

Massimiliano Allegri says ‘it was time for change’ over the summer and discusses Juventus’ new-look attack.

The Bianconeri lost influential trio Carlos Tevez, Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo in the off-season and have started the new campaign slowly, picking up one point from three Serie A matches.

They begin their Champions League campaign away to Manchester City on Tuesday evening, with kick off at 19:45 UK time.

“It is always difficult to repeat a season like the one we had, so we all decided it was time for a change,” Allegri said to UEFA.com

“In any case, Tevez wanted to go back to Argentina, Vidal wanted to go to Bayern and Pirlo decided to try his luck in the United States.

“Now we have some talented young players, but we need to work and develop, both individually and as a team. Every season, every year is difficult, but the important thing is trying to improve every day.

Mandzukic has scored for every team he's played for, so I believe he'll do great things this year. He should be an example for our attackers; because they're younger, he has more responsibility.

"Dybala is young but he did well at Palermo and has great ability. He needs to improve and learn to fit in with our other strikers, but along with [fellow forwards] Alvaro Morata and Simone Zaza he can be an important player.

Pogba’s mission is to improve on last season. He's 22 and he has a lot of room for improvement. He has taken on the challenge of wearing the number 10 shirt but he has the quality to live up to it. He's currently one of the best midfielders around, but he can become the very best.

"The goalkeeper's role has changed a lot – sometimes he is an additional player who can start moves from the back. However, I think it is important for the team to play an attacking, pressing style in order to keep the ball in the opponents' half as much as possible.”

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