Massimiliano Allegri raises his voice. He doesn’t look for an alibi, he doesn’t come up with justifications, but he can’t help but point out the anomaly of a season that in recent days he had already defined as folkloric: «That’s enough, they have disrespected us. Tell us where Juventus should be». The reference to the standings rewritten several times is clear, last time yesterday evening with the 10 points paraded by the Federal Court of Appeal a few minutes from the kick-off. «It’s a surreal situation, the team was even too good. And let it be clear that he scored 69 points on the field».
He repeats the concept several times between cameras and notebooks, tired of fluctuating and not having certainties about the future: «It’s been a trickle for four months, we entered the stadium with those 69 points and then we went to the locker room with 59. We certainly could have done better , but I can’t blame the team for anything: it was a difficult season and certainly not easy on a psychological level. I too am tired on a human level. We collapsed after the goal, but talking about technique is of little use: I challenge anyone to play in these conditions, just thinking you can’t play in the Champions League destabilizes you. We have to accept defeat, but let’s hope this dripping ends soon. There are those who decide, if they have decided so that’s fine, we did our best and we will try to finish in the best possible way: I hope next year will go better».
Next year. With or without him? There’s a contract, there’s gratitude for how he’s kept the team going, there’s trust, but there are also opposing signals, disconnects such as the choice of director in which he wasn’t involved: nothing personal against Giuntoli God forbid, but it would have been appropriate to be able to actively participate in compliance with Elkann’s definition, a sporting reference point.
He is asked what he and Juve will do on Castellani’s dark night, and he gives a complex answer: «I think we need to talk to the club, first of all know where we play: if we get to the Europa League, if they will make it play or not. It will start from there. Unfortunately we have to accept the reality. If next year we’re out of everything, it’s normal that you have to make a program of a certain type, without selling things that can’t be sold, in the sense that it can’t be said that next year Juventus can immediately return to WIN. Then maybe we will. The important thing is to stay aligned in the difficulties to get out of it. Leaving Juventus now would be cowardly. I’m very angry, disappointed, it was a huge effort. These guys should only be applauded, in these moments we have to keep quiet but on the pitch we are second in the standings. I hope it’s resolved once and for all, because all this is a trickle, a lack of respect for working people. Let them decide once and for all. Enough at this point.” —
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