Monday September 14 2015
Allegri: ‘Juventus must improve’

Coach Max Allegri admits Juventus must ‘reverse the trend’ of bad results against Manchester City tomorrow.

The Bianconeri face the English side at Etihad tomorrow night, having taken just a single point from their first three Serie A games.

“We have to play with intensity, courage and technique to improve our confidence,” Allegri explained in his pre-match Press conference.

“It has been lowered because of the results, and we have to reverse the trend. At the moment there are a thousand questions about the team, because the results have not arrived.

“We can only find out who we are by playing, we don’t know if we can start talking about the Scudetto or the Coppa Italia, that doesn’t make sense.

“We have to be calm, and work, and see things in a different way. In football, the mood depends on results.

“On Saturday [in the draw with Chievo] I felt sorry for the lads, the team did a lot of things right, aside from being ruthless.

“At the moment we’re not scoring enough goals, it takes us a lot of chances to get one, when we start scoring the games will be different.

Echoing the words of captain Gianluigi Buffon, Allegri sees Manchester City as a team which can win the Champions League.

“City are one of the favourites. We have to forget about the League, and think about the Champions League.

“We’ll have the opportunity to find space, and to play in a different kind of match than in the Italian League. We have to stay focused, and know that a positive result will change everything.

“Last year Juventus played on a par with [Real] Madrid, and dominated other games, playing a more ‘European’ style of football and we deservedly reached the final.

“To only talk about the League is reductive, Juventus must have the ambition to remain among the top eight teams in Europe, but playing good football.”

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