October 28, 2021
Juve is not a good time. What if Mario Sconcerti it went down hard on the pages of the Corriere della Sera, also Paolo Condò it is rather directed to Republic: “Six years ago Allegri’s second Juventus, fresh from a Scudetto accompanied by the Champions League final with Barcelona, lost from Sassuolo to the tenth (like today) slipping to the right side of the standings: eleventh place, 11 points behind leaders Rome – he remembers – In the end that Juve, who had revolutionized the squad in the summer by letting go Pirlo, Vidal and Tevez, won the championship with a 9-point margin on Naples. The fact that six years later the men to rely on are more or less the same (but without Pogba and the rest of the midfield) draws the difficult moment even better than the ranking, which is less tragic in the position – seventh place – but worse in the gap. : 13 points from Milan, and tonight we will know if also from Napoli. A chasm, and today’s rivals are superior to those of 2015 ”.
Criticism of the Juventus midfield – With this midweek round, “the league becomes an adult, 10 games are a quarter of the way, a measure that begins to smooth out the differences in the schedule by photographing more faithfully the forces on the field – adds Condò – Juve have made just over half of the points of those who lead the dances why Locatelli is not enough to renovate a now dilapidated midfield. Rabiot is invisible (but was he okay?), McKennie he does not even have the wit to raise an arm to intercept Berardi’s spectacular play for Lopez in the 95 ‘(he would have taken a red card, but at least saving the same), Square he can’t enjoy a rest shift without being hastily called back because without him there is no thrust. The serpentines of Dybala they are the hope today as they were then, but at the moment they are neither the side nor the lunatic Morata neither church, which by dint of looking for the right position must have a confused head like a wasp’s nest ”.
Dionisi remembers the Allegri of Cagliari – Adds Condò su Republic: “Allegri is a proud prophet of simplicity, but the dialectical contortions between competitions to be won and not to be played, or formations designed to win championships and not games, do not seem to help the cause – he says – The fact of having opened for the second time in six years a deep crisis within the Juve world, we are five points less than Pirlo, it does justice to the many nonsense said over time about Sassuolo ”. And again: “De Zerbi’s legacy was not easy to manage – he concludes – but Alessio Dionisi’s light and agile fencing begins to bring points, as well as consensus. Remember another young coach who in the first year of Serie A won at Juve with a great and courageous performance: it was 2009, the team was Cagliari, that coach was called Massimiliano Allegri ”.