Ensuring “maintenance” in Serie A has become Juventus Turin’s first objective after the fifteen-point penalty imposed by sports justice for fraudulent transfers, bianconero coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Monday.
In a few days, Juve went from 2nd place to 13th place in Serie A after the penalty of 15 points received by the Bianconeris.Right now we have 23 points. We need to reach 40 points to save ourselves, it can make you smile but that’s the way it is“, underlined Massimiliano Allegri in a press conference on the eve of the trip to Salernitana. At the end of the 21st day of the championship, this match is presented as a “duel directagainst the Garnets, currently 16th two points behind Juve.
«We have to give ourselves mini-objectives and move forward one step at a time, first joining the 12th (Fiorentina, editor’s note) then the other teams in front of usadded the Turin coach. “By doing this, we will win matches, this will allow us to maintain high tension in view of the Europa League and the Italian Cup.“, two titles now in the crosshairs of the Old Lady to save a complicated season, he underlined.
The Old Lady is still waiting for Pogba
Juve will face FC Nantes in the Europa League play-offs on February 16 and 23 and are qualified for the Italian Cup semi-finals against Inter Milan in April. Against Salernitana, Juve will still be without Paul Pogba, whose imminent return to the field experienced a new setback last week due to muscle discomfort in one thigh, the coach said.
The Frenchman, hit in July in the right knee and operated on in early September, has still not played at Juve since his return last summer, six years after leaving for Manchester United.