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Everything Max Allegri said in the press conference ahead of Atalanta clash

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Massimiliano Allegri confirmed to the press that Paulo Dybala will start from the beginning against Atalanta on Saturday in the prematch press conference this afternoon.

The Argentinian suffered an injury during international breaks with Argentina national team, which ruled him out of Juventus win over Lazio Roma last weekend.


Paulo Dybala who’s on verge to sing a contract extension with Juventus played few minutes in a Champions League 4-0 defeat against Chelsea on Tuesday, and he’ll start against Atalanta tomorrow.

“I think he’ll start from the beginning, he’s fine. We’ll need a center forward- playmaker with Atalanta, because they play man against man,” said Massingham Allegri.

Talking about tomorrow’s match, the Juventus manager was full of praise for Atalanta and their manager Gasperini but he said that Juventus must win this game after being humiliated by Chelsea.

“Tomorrow is a match between two teams fighting for fourth place, Atalanta and Gasperini deserve compliments,” he added.

“Difficult game, it will be beautiful. The match we had to win was in Turin with Chelsea, sorry for the bad figure but we were balanced until the 55th minute. The team had a good first half, better than in Turin, but then we disbanded and that’s not good because with the 1-0 we could defend first place.”

Federico Bernardeschi and Giorgio Chiellini will be back for Juventus, while Aaron Ramsey is still unavailable. Mattia de Sciglio is expected to return in Tuesday.

On injuries, Allegri said: “Chiellini and Bernardeschi have worked with the team , De Sciglio from the next one, Ramsey still unavailable. They are all returning, physically we are in a good condition.

“For now it does not change, go on with four at back. Pellegrini is growing, I don’t know if he will play or Alex Sandro, who in any case did not have a bad game in London.

 “There are moments in which you get lost and you have to stay calm, others in which you get angry. There are no protocols, there are moments to manage.”

Massimiliano Allegri said that he is happy with Arthur even though he doesn’t know yet on whether he will start from the beginning or not.

“I don’t know yet about tomorrow’s training, but I’m happy with him [Arthur] because he’s a serious professional who always answers when called upon,” said Massimiliano Allegri

“Federico Chiesa played a good match against Lazio, on the open field it becomes devastating. With Chelsea, a different game with opponents of different levels.

“Juventus is a team with excellent quality players, a growth path must be followed. Juve participate in all competitions, we are late in the championship due to the points lost with the small and medium-sized teams. Then we will see in the Champions League in March.”

About Kulusevski, Massimiliano Allegri has said: “He is better, he has a dental problem that he is overcoming.

“When I spoke to the president, he asked me to come back to try to bring back a sustainable Juve that could get results. If it takes a month, six months or two years, we’ll see.

“Unbelievable to win for twenty years in a row, patience is needed. The boys are working hard, now what penalizes us is the goal difference: at the moment we have scored fewer goals than we have in our legs and we suffer like the others, but we do too few.”


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