Juventus’ black moment was not previously remembered in its history. After changing three coaches in three years and breaking his Scudtti streak in a row (qualifying for Champions on the Century), with Allegri’s return, Vecchia Signora improved nothing. Yesterday, against Verona, the Bianconeri added their fourth defeat in 11 matches (the second in a row) and have already conceded 15 goals, which is their worst record since 1961.
Fighting for first place again seemed impossible (if Napoli or Milan win today it would be 16 points), and the sports newspapers were furious with the Torres.
‘Disaster’, ‘Shame’ and ‘Black Crisis’ were the headlines of ‘Gazzetta’, ‘Corriere dello Sport’ and ‘Totosport’, reflecting the mood of the Tifusi. Allegri adds eight points less than Pirlo a year ago after 11 dates, and many fans on social networks are asking his opinion.
Cristiano’s departure has exacerbated some of the problems already noted in these years, but the coach hasn’t looked for excuses after the latest setback. He told Sky Sports: “You have to be calm, talk a little and work a lot. It’s a shame you only have 15 points, but it’s what we deserve.”
Paulo Dybala may have been the only good news in recent matches. The Argentine returned to showing a great state of form after the injury, taking risks against Sassuolo and Verona, and showed his face in the storm: “It is not enough to be handsome to play football. Sometimes you have to talk less and do it. More being at Juventus does not mean winning better. Hypothetical and if we are afraid we can’t play. We don’t want excuses, we make mistakes and we have to work.”
Allegri and the club decided to act. The Juventus team, starting tomorrow, will be concentrated until Saturday. A ‘punishment’ the entity has not experienced since 2015, when another major results crisis coincided with the defeat of Sassuolo. The Bianconeri need to raise their heads before the break, on dates with Zenit and Fiorentina. Failure again, especially in the Italian league, would also mean moving away from the positions of the Champions League. It will be a lot
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