Juventus manager Max Allegri has played down talk of the club winning the Scudetto this season, following the club’s 2-0 win over rivals Torino.
The Bianconeri picked up a 2-0 win over Torino, with goals from Arkadiusz Milik and defender Federico Gatti helping the Old Lady to the third place in the Serie A table. Allegri’s side last lost a game against Sassuolo three weeks ago but since then, they have one draw and two wins.
Allegri was asked about whether Juve’s target for the season is the top four or whether they want to challenge for the top four during his chat with DAZN (via TMW). But Allegri played down Scudetto hopes and stated:
“The objective is always the same, this does not preclude us from thinking about other things given that we are Juventus. We must remain with our feet on the ground, reporting the typical attitude of this club is that of winning matches. Now there is the break and then another beautiful match against Milan.”
The Italian was asked about whether the club can still improve in some departments and he stated: “We need to do many more things, tonight we defended well without conceding anything, while ball management needs to be done better. We have players with less experience but there are players like Yildiz and Kean who played an important game. There is enthusiasm and the stadium must always be like this because we need it. It gives us a great hand.”
Paul Pogba’s B test recently returned positive in his doping case and Allegri was also asked about the Frenchman’s situation and what his future might have for him.
“On a human level, I am more than close to him, because I met him when he was a boy and then because football loses an extraordinary player, different from the others. We are waiting for the sentence, but this moment will not be easy for him on a psychological level.”
Pogba’s time at the club has been plagued with injuries but the latest doping case has impacted his immediate future.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN