Good fifth, at least this is what Juventus hopes for. First midweek round of the season and bianconeri at desperate for the first victory in Serie A the second was registered Massimiliano Merry. Madama moved to La Spezia yesterday afternoon where today, at 18:30 she will try, at the Alberto Picco, to get the best of the Spice by Thiago Motta. With one and only goal in mind, without engaging in scudettian pindaric flights: unlocking the box of triumphs in the standings stops so far at zero. “Talking about long-term goals makes no sense, – Allegri said in the press conference on the eve of – you need to focus on tomorrow (today ed), to see the ranking is a battle for salvation. La Spezia is a team that has won in Venice by creating a lot, they play without too many worries and in their stadium it is never easy. We have to be mentally and physically on the same level as them and then clearly in the long run the qualities will have to come out”.
ALLEGRI CALLS TO ORDER: RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY – The Livorno coach did not send them to say, dwelling on what went wrong in the resumption of the match against Milan and commenting on the outburst told, through social media, by some images. “The outburst ?, – said Allegri, – It is normal that I can have it too, I am human even if I am detached and lucid. The reference is that those who go on the bench must be decisive when they enter, as an approach to the game. We cannot risk playing 10. I demand the respect of those who enter to help out their teammates. It is a sense of respect for those on the bench, of responsibility. We must be ready”. Respect, responsibility are the keywords: message addressed to the whole team, for future reference, but, in detail, to the trio Chiesa-Kean-Kulusevski who did not impress Sunday evening at the Stadium.
CHIELLINI STAYS AT HOME, DE LIGT AND CHURCH FROM THE BEGINNING – In addition to long-term residents Arthur and Kaio Jorge (ready to return with the team after the next stop for the national teams), only captain Chiellini remained in Turin, stopped by a slight fever. The fascia will thus be inherited from Paulo Dybala that will guide the team towards the search for the first victory in the league. Who by his side? Morata has recovered from the hardening of the thigh but seems destined for the bench with the opportunity from the first minute for Moise Kean. Jersey from holders also for Church and De Ligt with a possible break for Locatelli in the middle of the field (Rabiot could slip in the middle) and with the doubt to three McKennie-Ramsey-Cuadrado that it will be resolved only in the day. A few changes but not too many, the evening is too important.