Massimiliano Allegri spoke at the press conference on the eve of the match against Spezia.
How is the match against Spezia placed in terms of importance after the draw in the Europa League?
“It’s a league game and we have to continue with our mini goals. We have to reach the teams ahead as soon as possible. It will be difficult for Spezia, on a difficult pitch. Spezia creates a lot and the games never end there. It will take attention and a lot of technique”.
Could the team physiologically give up a bit?
“We had a week of rebound after the match against Atalanta. Then we set ourselves mini goals to be able to climb the table. We have to work on the points scored so as not to lose reality. The team scored 44 points. Europa League is not compromised. Football is strange in one part of the match we could have done better and we are working to achieve more in the offensive phase”.
Will there be turnover?
“Those who play every three days are used to it. Chiesa won’t be available because you were very tired and that’s normal. Perin will come back and play. I’ll have to evaluate the others. There will certainly be some changes.”
Will Kean be a starter?
“Kean, Perin and Rugani are the three who will play. Also because Bremer is disqualified and Leo is not yet in optimal conditions. He’s fine but he’s not ready to play from the start but he’s in the group and I’m very happy. Then on the others I have to decide”.
Does this team have a Europe problem?
“No, absolutely not. We need to improve our performances during the matches. Especially when we have to be in charge of the matches. After the 1-0 draw we slowed down the game and the circulation of the ball was very slow and we were no longer convinced to do the second goal, something that had to be sought with greater insistence. Then we conceded goals in the only time they came forward. But this is proof that Nantes are a team that were very good at staying inside the game and we went out a bit from the match and at the first opportunity they punished us”.
Did you expect more understanding from the environment?
“No understanding, no. We don’t need understanding. We just have to try to do our best because in any case we have to make an important climb in the championship. It’s important for us to score a certain amount of points regardless of what happens outside. As for the Sorry, Europe but it’s proof that there aren’t any easy games in Europe and we’ll have to go to Nantes trying to play a fair game that allows us to go through and we have the chance. And then we’re in the semifinal of the Italian Cup. we’ll see there.”
Do I ask you for an opinion on Huijsen?
“The lad is very good. But I think this year there have already been five or six lads who have been in the first team and I’m very happy about that. We’ll see next year, now we have to think about finishing this year in the best of ways because we still have a lot to play. Next year we’ll see who will be the players to keep in the first team and who will have to play.”