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“Gradually they will emerge” Allegri reacts to shock Empoli defeat

August 29, 2021 - 2:00 pm

Massimiliano Allegri has reacted to Juventus’ shock 1-0 loss to Empoli yesterday and says his team will only get better.

The Bianconeri headed into that game after dropping points against Udinese in a 2-2 draw in their first game of the season.

Their preparation for the match was overshadowed by the sorry transfer saga surrounding the soon to be departed, Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese star was their top scorer last season and they will miss his goals, but they have to move on.

Empoli only returned to Serie A at the end of last season after their impressive campaign in Serie B.

Juve was expected to beat them and earn their first league win of the season, but the new boys stunned them.

Allegri spoke about the defeat after the match and claimed that they made some mistakes and could have taken more advantage of their opponents to get a better result from the game.

However, he insists they will only get better with time.

He said as quoted by Football Italia: “We need to work on our solidity, but these two slip-ups will inevitably do us good. This is a strong squad, it has values and gradually they will emerge.

“Empoli leave a lot of spaces on the wings, but the things we really did badly were technical errors, because we were frenetic. We can’t assume we will take the lead and control every game, we need the calm that a great team has, knowing we can overturn it.”

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    martinn August 29, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    might already be too late.

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    JP August 29, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    This team is culturally broken. I’m not sure if this is the result of 3 seasons with Ronaldo here but its a team struggling in confidence, form and creativity. Juve used to be big enough to overcome whatever player played for the team, maybe that changed under Ronaldo but a lot of blame has to go to Paratici and company that simply assembled players together with no team vision in mind. They became enamoured with the free transfer and not someone who would be a good fit for the team. It will take time and likely some new players to fix for Allegri. I’m hoping we don’t have to sacrific a season as a result.