Juventus’ Max Allegri on fan backlash following Benfica loss: “You fall to get back up”

Juventus manager Max Allegri has spoken about potential fan backlash after the club was knocked out of the UEFA Champions League at the hands of Benfica.

Juve did get two late consolation goals in Portugal but they didn’t prove enough as they lost 4-3 and were knocked out of the Champions League. They are yet to play Paris Saint-Germain but this is Juve’s worst group stage performance in their Champions League history.

After the game, Allegri spoke to reporters about the game and he was asked about potential fan backlash. The Italian said that the club has to focus on the future and what is left of the season.

He said (via TMW):  “You fall to get back up, even I would have liked to have played the last game with PSG. The reality is this but let’s focus on the future.

“I have a team of extraordinary guys who never give up, football becomes difficult sometimes when you have defeats. The first part of the season was more difficult than expected but we have twenty days to do well, then at the break we will recover almost all the players.”

The Bianconeri will soon have both Paul Pogba and Federico Chiesa back, but Allegri will be pleased with the performances put in by younger players like Matias Soule, Fabio Miretti and Samuel Iling-Junior.



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