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Eusebio Di Francesco names the factors behind Juve’s struggles

September 20, 2022 - 2:15 pm

Due to their miserable performances, Juventus have become the talk of the town, with fans and observers trying to understand the reasons behind the club’s fall from grace.

Following a solid transfer session, the spirit was high at the Allianz Stadium, with the club’s supporters genuinely believing in an improved campaign following the disappointments of the previous two.

Nonetheless, the outcome was more of the same, if not worse. In fact, the Bianconeri hit a new low by losing to Monza who had never won a Serie A fixture before.

Former Sassuolo and Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco added his own thoughts to the equation, naming several factors that have negatively affected Juventus, in his opinion.

The 53-year-old believes that the summer tour in the USA took its toll on the squad from a physical standpoint, while the young players have been thrust into the field perhaps prematurely.

“Juventus is paying for injuries. The summer tour kills you. The team was unable to prepare adequately,” said Di Francesco in an interview with la Gazzetta dello Sport via TuttoJuve.

“The young people are interesting, but they have been forced to become starters.”

Di Francesco was behind Sassuolo’s rise to prominence in Serie A. He also led Roma towards the Semi Finals of the Champions League in 2018, but has been on a skid lately following short and disappointing spells at Cagliari, Sampdoria and Verona.

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    ANDREW FARRUGIA September 20, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Another GREAT coach giving his tuppence worth, seeking some EXPOSURE so as to attract some job with a third rate club. So many experts around, eh. SACCHI, ADANI, ‘PISTACCHIO’ etc etc………did anyone predict that ANDREA SOTTIL would have UDINESE playing so well? NO. So pipe down and support your team through THICK and THIN.

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      martinn September 20, 2022 at 3:15 pm

      supporting my team by wanting poison allegri out immediately. I support the players without issue, they deserve better, ignoring problems to cheerlead a brand is being a fan of a brand, not the team, not the players.

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        Juvent1n0chivasso September 20, 2022 at 7:23 pm

        The team represents the brand. By supporting the brand you simultaneously support the team. So that makes no sense. But nevertheless we all know you don’t like Allegri. And because of this we all should know that you will never give him a chance. After all this is not the first time an Allegri led team has started the season badly. Even one of the Scudetto winning years started poorly. The difference then is he had champions like Buffon, Chiellini, and Marchisio who didn’t need a coach to motivate their locker room. Allegri is not good at this and he doesn’t have the players to do this. Bonucci? He never really convinced me like those players did.

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        ANDREW FARRUGIA September 20, 2022 at 7:42 pm

        YOU have the gall to criticise me! All you have ever posted here is TOXIC hate for Mister ALLEGRI. SHAME!

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      Juvent1n0chivasso September 20, 2022 at 7:38 pm

      Everyone has the right to make their critique. Fans, pundits, journalists, etc. To not allow critique is fascist at best. Even as a fan, unconditional support does not mean you can’t have opinions
      or shouldn’t make your opinions heard. Another thing to remember. Fans don’t run the team no matter how much you think they do. And don’t assume that all owners will jump to listen to everything that fans want. Don’t worry
      they’re not stupid and won’t let it affect their decisions. If that were to happen they would be changing managers and players every week.

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    ANDREW FARRUGIA September 20, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    SO, this is what it has come to…….PSEUDO JUVENTUS fans attacking everyone and everybody……..BONUCCI , VLAHOVIC, DANILO, ……….ALLEGRI and ARRIVABENE out……..replace AGNELLI with ELKANN………all I can see is HATE , toxic hate by pseudo fans, CHAOS and CONFUSION……..and then we get the usual ADVICE / weekly commentary by the GREATEST CENTRE BACK of all time ( move over MOORE, BECKENBAUER, SCIREA, BARESI) one called MATTHIJS DE LIGT who every week comes up with a new EXCUSE of why he left JUVENTUS….the latest one being that JUVE have no ambition.

    The PROBLEM, the REAL problem with JUVENTUS are the PSEUDO fans, unlike the fans of other teams who support their team through thick and thin.

    SHAME, you ae destroying JUVENTUS.

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    ANDREW FARRUGIA September 20, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Pseudo Juventus fans keep destroying our players……the assets of the club.

    Who wanted CANCELO out because of a mistake vs Ajax? Look at Cancelo today with MAN CITY. Many Man City players make mistakes which lead to their team suffering goals but PEP and the REAL FANS continue to build the players’ confidence.

    AT JUVENTUS, pseudo fans destroy players……..who destroyed Alex SANDRO? See him at the coming WC with Brazil you spiteful , hateful idiots.
    Who destroyed KULUSEVSKI, BENTANCUR, who is constantly criticising one of the best left sided players in EUROPE last year, KOSTIC?

    These are the PROBLEM with JUVENTUS, these toxic pseudo fans……..go and support another team, and leave JUVENTUS FC in PEACE.

    Shame.

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      Alex September 20, 2022 at 11:06 pm

      Haven’t you noticed that no one supports your stupidity?

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    Omar Makko September 21, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Andrew is exceptionally triggered and on fire today. Allegrisaurus must have not allowed him to deepthroat his stinky testes dipped in Marinara sauce, and that’s why Andy Boy is riled up, tilted to the hilt. The locker room has been lost and the players are frustrated. Management, starting with the pube faced unibrow, need to be terminated with extreme prejudice. Allegro, his coaching staff and physios also need to GTFO. I don’t understand what else needs to happen for Elkann to intervene – this team are an embarrassment right now. It’s one thing to be losing, and another matter entirely to show no hustle, no grinta, no spirit, and consistently be outplayed and outpossessed by bottom dwellers- and no, injuries are not a justifiable excuse for failing to beat Monza, Sampdoria, and Salernitana.

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      ANDREW FARRUGIA September 21, 2022 at 8:26 am

      Vulgarity , stupidity, ignorance and vileness truly BECOME you, OMAR MAKKU……..perfect examplar of the PSEUDO JUVE fan.
      Continue to wallow in your iniquity with your ilk, like MARTINN and ALEX……..interesting that these goons fail to identify themselves, eh, MAKKU?

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        Omar Makko September 21, 2022 at 8:39 am

        What are you on about you insufferable minge muncher? Ignorance? Please enlighten me you pathetic buffoon. Pseudo Juve Fan? Am I required to applaud the club’s management and their coaching staff for the stellar job that they have done over the past 3+ seasons? Criticism is warranted. Our performances are putrid and the results have been abysmal. Should we continue to sit by idly and support this charade? What an insolent sewer rat you are.