With Juventus set to face-off against cross-city rivals Torino within match-week nine of the Serie A, Bianconeri boss Allegri denied accusations of his players refusing to enter a training retreat to the press.
As it stands, the Old Lady are in an extremely poor run of form as they find themselves in eighth place with a total of 13 points, after only winning one of their last five fixtures within the league.
In addition, Allegri’s squad are on the verge of elimination within the Champions League as they are currently in third place in Group H with a total of three points, trailing behind Portuguese giants Benfica by five points.
With rumours speculating about the Italian tactician loosing control of the dressing room and players indecisive about Allegri’s decision to enter a training retreat, the gaffer addressed in the press conference ahead of the Turin derby that the entire squad is on the same wavelength, as per Sky Sport:
“It’s absolutely not true that somebody rejected to come. The team has never asked not to make the training retreat and it was a punishment. We returned [from Israel] on Wednesday at 6 pm, and we trained straight away. The following morning we were on the pitch at 10 am.
“We are focused on how to end this situation, the only way to do it is by getting a result We have a derby tomorrow, an important game for both. Torino are an aggressive team, they have intensity, so we need to be careful and work as a team. We must obtain a good result.”
Julian Faustini Ι GIFN