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Allegri contemplating tactical change ahead of Serie A opener

August 10, 2022 - 6:45 pm

Since the beginning of the summer, reports insisted that Juventus are attempting to build a 4-3-3 formation ahead of next season, with Max Allegri adamant on reviving the system he so often used during his first stint at the club.

But for one reason or another, it appears that the squad might be more suitable for another tactical system.

According to Corriere dello Sport via JuventusNews24, Allegri is considering a switch for 3-5-2 ahead of the club’s first Serie A match against Sassuolo.

The Bianconeri will host the Neroverdi at the Allianz Stadium next Monday, and by then, Filip Kostic and Memphis could be a part of the squad. While the Serbian’s arrival is imminent, the Dutchman is still trying to negotiate a contract termination with Barcelona before making the trip to Turin.

The source believes that these two arrivals (Kostic in particular) will prompt the manager to change to a three-man backline.

Kostic is accustomed to playing as a wingback on the left flank so he would relish the change. On the other hand, Depay would provide cover upfront for Angel Di Maria and Dusan Vlahovic.

So here’s how the source expects the best lineup to look like, at least once Paul Pogba makes his return from injury.

Juventus XI (3-5-2): Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Bremer; Cuadrado, Zakaria, Locatelli, Pogba, Kostic; Di Maria (Depay), Vlahovic

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    martinn August 10, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    lol he doesn`t even know how he`s going to play locatelli yet and the team is directionless. fingers crossed the players can somehow get us top4

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    Keveon August 10, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Would be doing so much better under Pirlo rn

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    Joeke August 10, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    It’s do or die for Allegri …

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    frankie August 10, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Shows how disorganised this team is that Allegri still doesn’t know what formation suite his squad best. How this guy is getting paid $8M a season is one of the world’s great mysteries. You can already see the enthusiasm being sucked out of players like Di Maria, and Vlahovic. I fear for Chiesa when he gets back to full fitness as he wasn’t the same player he was before Allegri arrived. How can management not see what the fans are seeing?

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    Token Bubble August 11, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    I think with Chiesa and Pogba out a 3-4-1-2 could be tested.

    Scezney

    Gatti Bonucci Bremer

    Cuadrado/Danilo
    Zakaria/Fagioli
    Locatelli
    Kostic

    Di Maria

    Depay
    Vlahovic