Monday October 17 2016
Allegri: ‘Not worried by injuries’

Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri insists “I’m not worried”, despite a raft of injuries ahead of the Lyon game.

Giorgio Chiellini and Mario Mandzukic have not made the trip to France for tomorrow night’s match, while Claudio Marchisio is not yet ready to return after a cruciate ligament injury.

“I’m not worried,” Allegri shrugged in his pre-match Press conference.

“We can’t do anything other than play the players who we have available. This can happen during the course of a season, and every year there will be a period where you’re missing maybe three or four players.

“No-one would want this to happen, but it’s part of football. I’m sorry for Mandzukic, who was injured this morning, but the important thing is he won’t be out for long.

“After that we’ll have him available, if not for Saturday then from Wednesday against Sampdoria.

“Marchisio is getting closer to returning to the pitch, meanwhile we have [Moise] Kean who is a good lad and [Juan] Cuadrado who can play in attack.”

The Bianconeri switched to a 4-4-2 against Udinese, could they return to 3-5-2 tomorrow night?

“More than a formation, I pick the players based on the characteristics they have. We’re working on trying to change things, but more than the formation it’s the way we approach the games.

“Let’s say that the formation you use on the pitch is all relative.”

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