Allegri: ‘Sassuolo always difficult’

Max Allegri admits 'Sassuolo are always difficult for Juventus, but my great squad lets me rest players'.

The two teams face off tomorrow at 17:00 UK time, and the Bianconeri will remember the defeat they suffered last year in the first half of the season.

“Sassuolo always made things difficult for Juventus in the past few years,” Allegri told the Press. “The games have always been closely contested, they're a reality of Italian football.

Max Allegri admits 'Sassuolo are always difficult for Juventus, but my great squad lets me rest players'.

The two teams face off tomorrow at 17:00 UK time, and the Bianconeri will remember the defeat they suffered last year in the first half of the season.

“Sassuolo always made things difficult for Juventus in the past few years,” Allegri told the Press. “The games have always been closely contested, they're a reality of Italian football.

“This year they have the opportunity of giving it a shot in Europe, and I wish them all the best because they are a team I'm very fond of, as I am of president Squinzi.

“It's an important contest for us, we need three points now because we're about to step into a seven-game cycle inclusive of two Champions League matches.

“Everyone has a possibility of playing because we'll need to keep a high level of intensity, and you can't do that with the same players every three days. Everyone's in a good condition and I have a squad of great quality. We'll see who's going to play tomorrow.

“In football everything is possible, and we changed five-six players per game at times last season. Of course the team must find its balance.

“Let's not forget that we met up on August 2, then everybody left again on the 28 for the national teams and we only came back together yesterday.

“Dani Alves only came yesterday afternoon and [Juan] Cuadrado isn't here yet. Or perhaps he landed this morning. He's doing what he must and we're hoping to have him for tomorrow.

“Of course with a squad like this I can give more resting time and let players recover their physical and mental energies, which are so important in such a long season.”

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