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Allegri’s pre-PSG press conference: ‘We will try to go in Europa League, it’s still Europe’

Max Statman



Massimiliano Allegri spoke at a press conference on the eve of the match between Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain which is due tomorrow at Allianz Stadium.

The bianconeri are already mathematically out of the round of 16 of the Champions League, but they have the possibility of playing the Europa League by finishing third.


“Today is a strange conference because it is the first in many years where we play without it being decisive for the Champions League,” said Max Allegri.

“Juventus was born to win so I am angry. Do not confront us with the best from March onwards. It creates anger in us. This, however, must create a reaction. It is normal that the matches in the Champions League, as results, are very bad and this makes the results in the league look more negative. Now in the Europa League we try to go there, it is still Europe.”

On the injuries: “Besides Locatelli, we won’t get anyone back. Some boys who played in Lecce will play. It will be a good test for them too. If they play for Juventus it’s because they have quality, I’m not crazy to let them play.


“On Monday for Inter, we will have Di Maria and Bremer, from next Monday I also believe Paredes will be back if everything goes well. We will see the others in January. Vlahovic is not available tomorrow, I hope he will be available against Inter. Chiesa is temporarily not in the conditions to play a match.”

Allegri then intervenes on the match: “Tomorrow is important. We have to play a fair game, we face one of the strongest in Europe. In Paris we gave away two goals, on two avoidable situations. We will need confidence like the one we had in Lecce, in view of that. what we will do tomorrow night.

“Messi? This is an important year for him, for PSG and for the World Cup, he has always been the best in the world, but he is 35, these are the last years at this level.”


On Paul Pogba’s situation: “It is useless to repeat what has already been said. When he made the decision not to have an operation at the beginning of the season, it was normal that the hopes that he could return were reduced. He is sorry for Juventus and the World Cup and we have been penalized for not having him available.”

The coach then concludes by talking about the injury situation: “The average has risen this season. When you start with three players out of competition, you have to face 21 games with players who have to play more. We will certainly have something wrong but there have also been traumatic injuries.”


I am seasoned senior correspondent at Forza Juventus, where I specialize in providing in-depth coverage of transfer news, insightful analysis, and everything related to the world of Juventus.

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