Juventus coach , Massimiliano Allegri , did not want to blame the players for the defeat his team suffered when they met Napoli in the third week of Serie A , the highest caste of the Italian League , the 2021-2022 season. The Napoli vs Juventus match took place at the Diego Maradona Stadium on Saturday (11/9/2021) night WIB.
In that match, Juventus as the guest team gave up with a score of 1-2 from the host Napoli. Juventus actually took the lead first thanks to Alvaro Morata’s goal in the 10th minute. However, Napoli was able to rise and score two goals in return, each in the 57th and 85th minutes.
The actors behind the two goals that made Napoli make a comeback were Matteo Politano and Kalidou Koulibaly.After falling victim to Napoli’s comeback , Massimiliano Allegri as the Juventus coach spoke up.
The Italian coach did not want to blame the players for the bad results suffered against Napoli. According to Allegri, his players did not perform worse than the match against Empoli in the second week of the Italian League, last August 29,
When facing Empoli, Juventus also lost so they failed to score points in two consecutive matches.”I can’t blame the players for any reason. We performed worse against Empoli, but today, unfortunately, we paid a heavy price for some mistakes,” said Allegri, quoted by Football Italia.
“Technically, we weren’t good enough. We lost too many balls in the second half,” said Allegri.
After that, Allegri turned his focus to the Champions League . He hopes Juventus can start the Champions League more smoothly, unlike when they started the Italian League season 2021-2022
He hopes Juventus can start the Champions League more smoothly, unlike when they started the Italian League season 2021-2022 “Hopefully we can start the Champions League in a better way than the start of the Serie A season ,” said Allegri .
“Right now, we pay a heavy price for every mistake, but moments like this can happen in football. We should have been sharper, chasing the second goal at 1-0 up,” said Allegri.
The result of the match against Napoli made Juventus swallow two consecutive defeats in the opening three matches of the 2021-2022 Serie A season. Now, the club nicknamed the Bianconeri has only collected one point from three matches. As a result, they slumped to 16th in the Italian League standings , eight points behind Napoli as the leader of the standings.
Napoli lead the standings thanks to a perfect score, nine points from three matches. This situation makes it difficult for Juventus in the competition for the Italian League title for the 2021-2022 season.
Nevertheless, Allegri remained calm and said that Juventus still had plenty of time to bounce back and catch up on points. “It’s a long season, we need to catch up with other teams and there’s a lot of time to bounce back,” said Allegri.
“I’ve been in worse situations than this, and the most important thing now is to prepare to put in a good performance against Malmo, then against Milan,” said Allegri. The match against Malmo, called Allegri, is the first match that Juventus will face in the 2021-2022 Champions League season.
The match is scheduled to take place at Eleda Stadium, Sweden, on Wednesday (15/9/2021) early morning WIB. Meanwhile, the match against AC Milan is included in the fifth week of the Italian League. The Juventus vs AC Milan duel will be held at the Allianz Stadium on Monday (20/9/2021).