Allegri: ‘Juventus must keep it simple’

Max Allegri repeatedly urges Juventus to ‘keep it simple, don’t go over the top’ against Bologna, while admitting their lead-in to the break for international duty was ‘disastrous.’

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The Bianconeri are in dire need of a result after going into the international break off a defeat to Serie A newcomers Monza.

Allegri starts a 4-4-2 formation, bringing back Wojciech Szczesny, Alex Sandro, Manuel Locatelli, Adrien Rabiot and Arkadiusz Milik.

“The last week was disastrous, partly our own fault and partly incidents that went against us,” Allegri told DAZN.

“In these moments, we need to be organised, try not to over-do it, just keep it simple. We all need to do better, as we are trailing in Serie A and lost both Champions League matches. Bologna press, they run hard and we need to keep it simple, not try to go over the top.”

Leandro Paredes and Juan Cuadrado are on the bench this evening, while Angel Di Maria begins a two-match ban, as he was sent off for violent conduct in the defeat to Monza.

“At this moment, we’ve got Locatelli, Rabiot, Alex Sandro back and Paredes played a lot of games recently, he went on international duty, so needed a rest. We’ve got four games coming up in eight days, so need a strong response from the whole squad.”

Arkadiusz Milik returns from suspension and has been arguably the best Juve player of the season so far.

“Milik is doing well, but we knew he would and has always been a very strong centre-forward, as well as supporting a centre-forward, so he is great help for Vlahovic.”

5 Comments on “Allegri: ‘Juventus must keep it simple’”

  1. he’s taking the mick, keep it simple, thats whats wrong with us were simple = predictable – in going forward – so slow – no urgency

  2. Legend, Scholar and revolutionary genius. That is why the 7/9 have given the playboy a lengthy contract with a much deserved salary. PhD Max cares little for Man City style football and knows he has many brick layers in the squad. What can you expect from Roberto Carlos and Cafu… The Allegrisaurus is correct. Keep it simple, boring and keep the padlock on 24/7, fall asleep after 12 seconds.

  3. Shhh


    Clown you go into hibernation whenever there is a humiliation. Think Monza when you were hiding under your bed.

  4. Allegri is ruin upcoming Italian players. He does not have trust in young Italian players : Gatti, Miretti, Fagioli , Rugani etc
    Gasperini has help various Italian players blossom at Atalanta to name some of them : Cristante, Gagliardini, Mancini, spinazzola, Caldara, etc And currently in the making : Okoli, Scalvini, Zortea, Ruggeri
    As a coach you should be able to improve your players and Allegri doesn’t have that

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