Marotta: Allegri knows best

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Beppe Marotta backs Max Allegri in making the best decisions for Juventus this term, and updates on Gigi Buffon and Stephan Lichtsteiner talks.

Juventus thrashed Parma 7-0 on Sunday and the Coach was given credit for switching to a new system, deploying four at the back and two attacking midfielders behind the lone striker.

It marked the second consecutive win since the switch away from the 3-5-2 system carried over from Antonio Conte’s reign, but whether the team stay with it or not, their director general has faith in his Coach.

“Allegri has chosen a system that allows him to hone his players’ skills,” Marotta said in Cernobbio at the unveiling of the first Cruyff Court in Italy.

“In this respect, the Coach has always shown himself to be really good and he hasn’t surprised me.

“The most important thing is the firm belief that we have an important squad and a Coach who is able to nurture the capabilities of every single player.”

After stunning Parma, many are starting to believe that Juve might go even one better than the 102 points collected in the final year of Antonio Conte’s stewardship.

“Against Parma, victory was a normal step in a long championship where there are still many points to collect.

“But I’d avoid to make comparisons with Antonio Conte. He has made history here, his era has left an important legacy.

“But with the help of the club, players and every other element, Allegri lhas aid the foundations to compete for bigger targets. Here, winning is compulsory, regardless of the names.”

Despite this, Marotta is well aware of the value of some of the Bianconeri’s biggest names, such as Gigi Buffon and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

“Buffon’s contract extension is just a formality. As for Lichtsteiner, we are talking to his representatives because we have some guidelines we intend to respect.”

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