Juventus’ Max Allegri on title race after draw v Verona: “It shouldn’t count anymore”

Juventus boss Max Allegri has stated that the Bianconeri’s gap with league leaders Inter isn’t relevant anymore, as the Old Lady were held to a 2-2 draw by relegation threatened Verona.

A wonder goal by Michael Folorunsho had handed Verona a shock lead before Dusan Vlahovic converted his penalty. In the second half, Verona took the lead again through Tijjanii Noslin. Adrien Rabiot made it 2-2 some minutes later and that stayed that, as Juve dropped points again.

Juve have now failed to win even once in their last four games and this leaves Inter nine points clear at the top with a game in hand. Allegri was asked about the gap in an interview with DAZN (via TMW) and he stated that the gap isn’t a relevant topic anymore.

“I don’t know how much the gap from the top may have had an impact, from today it shouldn’t count anymore. We got 2 points in 4 games, that’s the certainty. We have a semi-final of the Italian Cup to play and 13 others games left. What we are doing in this period is evidently not enough.”

The Italian also rued the side’s habit of missing chances and stated that the same happened against Udinese in the previous game.

He said: “It’s a period in which we are creating many opportunities. Against Udinese, we had 5-6 chances to score, then we lost. The same thing could have happened tonight, even with a generous finish and interesting situations close to the 90th minute. It is clear that a general reorganization is needed, we have won two points in the last 4 matches and we must take the positive from this match. Getting a result away again can allow us to prepare better for the match against Frosinone.”

Juve have dropped points but the fact that those points have been dropped against teams that are threatened by relegation makes it worse.




Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN

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