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Allegri on tactics, Roma and the title race

November 13, 2014

Juve coach Max Allegri spoke about the clubs objectives, the recent tactical change and the title race in a recent interview with TG1.

“Our first objective in terms of time is the Super Cup against Napoli, but we are also in the running for the Coppa Italia and the Scudetto. Then there’s the Champions League, which is a fantastic, intriguing and also difficult target. Our intention is to go as far as possible.”

Allegri also spoke on Rudi Garcia’s recent comments hailing Roma as ‘the best club in Italy’

“Quite rightly, Garcia is keeping Roma’s confidence up. After all, it will be a fight to the very end, but Napoli are getting back into the running too.”

Allegri also talked about the change in tactics from the long-established 3-5-2 to his new 4-3-1-2 formation.

“I inherited a team that won three Scudetti in three years. With a little intelligence, I reached the point of changing the system to one that I like more. Having a solid group of Italians in the team is important. They are a group of lads who represent the Nazionale, have great technical and moral qualities. They are the best a Coach could ask for and even help me to deal with the group.”

Juve director Beppe Marotta was quick to praise Allegri and the recent shift in formation

“Allegri has chosen a system that allows him to hone his players’ skills,” Marotta said in Cernobbio at the unveiling of the first Cruyff Court in Italy.

“In this respect, the Coach has always shown himself to be really good and he hasn’t surprised me. The most important thing is the firm belief that we have an important squad and a Coach who is able to nurture the capabilities of every single player. Against Parma, victory was a normal step in a long championship where there are still many points to collect. But I’d avoid to make comparisons with Antonio Conte. He has made history here, his era has left an important legacy.”

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