We’re midway through the Champions League group stage round, and Juve’s current position is anything but assuring.
The Bianconeri currently sit third in their group with three points. They conceded defeats at the hands of Paris Saint Germain and Benfica before collecting their first win at the expense of Maccabi Haifa last Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Max Allegri’s men will try to maintain their slim hopes of reaching the knockout stages by earning another victory at the expense of the Israelis.
Nonetheless, the manager is well aware of the dangers his side could face in Haifa, especially after enduring some scares during the first encounter in Turin.
Before taking the flight to the Middle East, Allegri spoke the press at the Allianz Stadium, and said he expects a complicated encounter against Maccabi.
“Tomorrow will be a complicated game because they are a team that showed some good football here at the Allianz Stadium. They shoot well, so in the passionate atmosphere, we will have to be careful not to repeat the mistakes we have made up to now. We need a compact performance.
“The important thing will be to show great attention in certain moments of the match, especially in defense,” said the manager during his chat with the press as quoted by the club’s official website.
“We must mark them well to deny them shooting opportunities, an aspect we have failed to well at so far. The details will make the difference. I’ve asked the players to be more compact, to eliminate the mistakes we have been making, mistakes a team that aims to win must not make.”
The Livorno native is asking his players to show some Grinta and determination following their hollow performance at the San Siro over the weekend.
“We have the opportunity to take the field and get back on our feet straight away. We need to think about what our path holds in store for us and what must be done day after day with passion and desire to achieve our objectives. We must be aware of the importance of this game and go out on the pitch and do our best from every point of view.”
disgraceful the level of results he`s making these players play to, and us to expect, with a broken formation and broken morale. a small man out of his depth. MACCABI, COMPLICATED? no everyone reads your dysfunctional dinosaur ideas, and sees the confidence drain from your players as you throw them under the bus and disrespect them time after time. not `experienced` twenty plus years out of date. I`ve never seen such dysfunction and open lack of respect for players and negative approach that can be solved by replacing one man, but a billionaire mess up organisation has an ego that won`t admit to being catastrophically wrong. We might as well be run by the Kroenkes and glazers, or maybe the Krankies and blazers, cos you gotta be hiiii to think this isn`t a toxic situation. we will win tonight, and the cheerleaders will try to push the divide in the fanbase even more acting like we`re beating prime man city, like all corporations with unhappy customers does, using `influencers` and `friendly` media #AllegriOut #DontLetBulliesWin
So reading the coach, objective is not to loose.
I see nowhere in his words WE MUST WIN whatever the case.
Reminds me of match with Sampdoria. 2 fouls won during last 5min/extra time and both were executed by passing BACKWARDS and spending the time as if JUVENTUS was HAPPY with a POINT at Sampdoria! This is NOT JUVE. Sorry