Ranieri: ‘Juventus players look scared, they have no joy’

Claudio Ranieri is surprised to see Max Allegri’s Juventus struggling so much not just in results, but performances. ‘The players look scared, they have no joy in their football.’

The Bianconeri are in a deep crisis after losing both Champions League games against PSG and Benfica, then scraping only two wins, four draws and a defeat to Monza in Serie A.

“What you can tell from the outside is that the Juve players have no joy in their football, they look scared,” commented former Juventus, Napoli, Inter, Roma, Chelsea and Leicester City coach Ranieri at an event.

“It is honestly strange to see one of Allegri’s sides look like this, but it’s always difficult to judge from the outside.”

There were reports today that Pavel Nedved had tried to sack Allegri following the shock defeat to newly-promoted Monza, but was blocked by President Andrea Agnelli.

It would not be the first time these two branches of the club have clashed over strategy, as Nedved and at the time director Fabio Paratici pushed for Allegri’s dismissal in favour of Maurizio Sarri and then Andrea Pirlo, before the tactician was brought back last summer.

Last season, the Old Lady finished without a single piece of silverware for the first time in a decade, losing the Final of the Supercoppa Italiana and the Coppa Italia.

6 Comments on “Ranieri: ‘Juventus players look scared, they have no joy’”

  1. Of course not. They re-hired the king of anti-football. Who’s only style of playing is to kill the game for 80 min.

  2. Obviously. Under Hiroshima Max, atomic coma calcio is the order of the day. Di Maria is already lashing out and cannot wait for May. As for the deluded fan girls of this one trick pony, I am not hearing anything about Scudetto. PhD Max has always been a brick layer and never a good foreman. Conte made him and now the foundations are not able to rebuilt with this plonker.

  3. A brick layer or a dinosaur, it does not really matter if he is successful. He wrote his name in the history of the club and managed what others simply couldn’t. He is currently managing a group of amateur players under a paranoid management for the entertainment of UCL trophy obsessed fans. Yes, he is not doing well, but the nonsense you and similar fans write is hilarious. You think you have football wisdom, yet you do not realize how narrow is your perspective. I would go get myself a better life if I were you.

  4. Life is fine in the sunshine state forza bricklayer. I do not blame you for hating as the weather and energy crisis in Europe is devastating.

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