Against Zenit one point is enough for the arithmetic qualification: “It would allow us to concentrate on the championship”
Massimiliano Allegri prepares for the challenge of Champions League against it Zenit with two clear objectives in mind: on the one hand to ensure thearithmetic qualification to the second round (just one point), on the other hand, finding answers from his team after the heavy defeats in the league against Sassuolo and Verona: “Qualifying is the first goal of the season, hitting it two days early would be great, it would allow us to concentrate on the championship – the words of the Juventus coach at the press conference -. Right now we are all angry and sorry, because in five days we have thrown overboard what we had built in a month and a half. This must make us reflect and we must work to improve. ” From 1 ‘they could meet again Church and de Ligt, out Kean, Ramsey e De Sciglio.
THE CONFERENCE OF ALLEGRI
On the challenge to Zenit
“Tomorrow we have the first goal of the season within reach, hitting it would be a wonderful thing, since we would do it with two games to spare. It would then allow us to concentrate more on the championship. They are a team with technical players, who know how to score. But tomorrow it will depend only on us “.
On the accident situation
“The unavailable are only De Sciglio, Kean and Ramsey. The others are all available, including Chiesa and de Ligt, who are fine. I’ll decide who plays tomorrow.”
On the team moment
“Right now we are all angry and sorry, because in 5 days we have thrown overboard what we had built in a month and a half. This must make us reflect and we must work to improve. We have conceded 15 goals, 11 of which in 6 games. against teams that have deservedly beaten us, but who play from tenth to twentieth place with all due respect. “
On how to get out of the crisis
“The solution is one and only one: work and keep quiet. It is useless to talk about the problem, we need to find the solution, because whoever wins is right, whoever loses is wrong. It is a sense of responsibility that we must all have. It is not easy to return. to win, it takes time, you have to build. At the moment things are not going well in the championship. We have to rebuild by putting one brick at a time. “
On the defense option at 3
“If I had the guarantee that by going to 3 we would win all the games I would, I would also go to 7 behind if he would guarantee me never to concede a goal. The truth is that it is a matter of phases, we need to improve in the various moments of the match. Petersburg had not played a very good defensive phase, we left too many favorable opportunities for them. We need to raise our antennas against this type of team.
“It’s not that Alvaro has become poor: there are moments when everything turns out well, others when you don’t score. You have to think little and work hard.”
On training choices
“What can we afford? The teams can afford everything and the opposite of everything: it always depends on the approach, the moments of the players. ‘other. The important thing is to find the right compactness “.
On the reaction he expects from his followers
“I have an intelligent team, able to understand the bad moment without having to raise your voice. No one expected to have two defeats in a row this week. Now, however, we have to react. extra plane. It is not a question of technical values, but of approaches to big games and more normal ones. We have the normal ones wrong. We have to work so that this does not happen anymore “.
THE WORDS OF DANILO
He also spoke at the conference Danilo: “This match comes at the right time, right now we must try to have the same anger both in the Champions League and in the league – the words of the Brazilian full-back -. A tough match awaits us against Zenit, to be faced in the best possible way. Withdrawal? The team is united and we are focused on the goals. Now it’s time for everyone to put something aside for Juve, it’s time to get back together. Before Inter we had a row of 4 games without conceding a goal, so it means we know how to do it. We have to resume defending as if it were a final, every time. ” Finally a clear thought on the European way: “The Champions League must be a goal for Juve, we have the right quality and the necessary experience.”