Thursday August 7 2014
Allegri ‘amazed by reception’

Massimiliano Allegri has written of Juventus’ welcome so far in Indonesia and of how the club are representing Italian football out in Asia.

The Bianconeri began their three-game tour of the region, and Australia, with a comfortable win over an Indonesia Select XI yesterday.

For the club’s Coach, the way he and his squad have been received in Jakarta was worth acknowledging.

“The welcome we received in the early days of the #JuveTour was really crazy,” Allegri has written on his personal website afterwards.

“We could expect enthusiasm for one of the top clubs in the world, but certainly not hundreds of supporters with flags and t-shirts to sing chants from the Curva Scirea in Italian outside our hotel. Travelling around the world we remember once again the worth of Italian football and how it is valued abroad, how fans in every corner of the globe is essential in strategies to grow, not only for a single club - it is true that we play here in the shirt of the team that has won the last three Scudetti, but we represent all of Italian football.”

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