Max Allegri acknowledges Juventus feel torn after securing a Europa League spot, despite home defeat to PSG, and welcomes back Federico Chiesa. ‘Part of should be satisfied, but another part has to be angry.’
The Bianconeri were already out of the Champions League, but knew as long as they equalled the result of Maccabi Haifa, they would secure third place and drop down into the Europa League play-offs.
Both of them lost, Juve by 2-1 and Maccabi Haifa crushed 6-1 on home turf by Benfica, meaning the Old Lady scrape through on goal difference despite losing five of their six games.
“We had a good game, it’s a pity about the result,” Allegri told Mediaset.
“We are in the Europa League and from tomorrow we turn over a new leaf to focus on Serie A. We should be fired up, angry and get right back to work. There is a part of us that should be satisfied at achieving the Europa League spot, but another part has to be angry, because we cannot just let this elimination slide.”
Juve were missing 12 players this evening between suspension and injury, but still put in a good performance and had equalised through Leonardo Bonucci.
It was also a milestone with the return of Chiesa to the field 10 months after his anterior cruciate ligament injury.
“He had a good training session yesterday, I had a few doubts over his mental strength after so many months out, but he seemed calm and focused, so I felt inspired to bring him on. He is so eager and we need to just get him back gradually before the break for the World Cup, so he can be in the best shape come January.”
Juventus will be back on the field this weekend in the Derby d’Italia against Inter, and Allegri has some good news for the supporters.
“We had various problems with injuries, there is a tough game on Sunday against what I believe to be the best team in Italy. We will have Bremer, Vlahovic and Di Maria back for that match.”
6 thought on “Allegri: ‘Juventus feel satisfied and angry at Europa League spot’”
PhD Max is ageing worse but getting wiser as the years roll on. 1/6 is very satisfactory. They should have avoided the EL as it will only prolong soon to be next episode in circus whippings. Take the entire CL groups, rank the points gained and low and behold the 1/6 are in a super league relegation zone with other clubs their size such as Rangers.
Talking to yourself is not a good sign.
Lord you are spot on. ^ only hates as the truth hurts.
got to atleast get to the semi in the europa league – cant really claim to be a top club – creating the super league when you cant get in to knockout stages for CL
Satisfied with Europa League LOL, please extend Allegri beyond 2025
The manner that we find us a spot is really worth discussing. While others toils to qualify, we sat back waiting others to hammers us down 5 out of 6. And these to be accomplished by awesome winter and summer spending