Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri ‘happy with the squad’. And announces one absence

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Massimiliano Allegri’s words on the eve of Udinese-Juventus

Massimiliano Allegri spoke in a press conference ahead of Juventus’ league opener, which will face Udinese on Sunday night at the ‘Dacia Arena’: “From the emotional point of view in the first game there is always curiosity from everyone. Because anyway it’s the beginning of the new season, the championship starts. The matches where points count begin, and tomorrow will be the first of a journey that will last until May 25.”

The coach of the bianconeri seemed satisfied with the market: “I am happy with the squad, but above all with how the group is working. Where we can go we will see as we go along. The team has a lot of room for improvement, we will have to be good to be in the top 4 in April. I don’t know if not playing the cups is an advantage or not. It will change the way we work, because we will have more time to prepare for competitions, but there is bitterness in not playing Champions. Let’s turn this bitterness into anger to qualify next year. Fagioli is ready to be available but I have to decide who to play. On the flanks I have four for two places, I will evaluate. It will be very hot and we will also need changes. Today I will evaluate whether to bring Pogba to Udine.”

“The relationship with Giuntoli and Manna is very good,” the Old Lady coach continued, “Chiesa is back with more awareness and has a different leg. VlahoviÄ went through a moment of ups and downs because of pubalgia. Now he is not 100 percent, but he is better. Then we have Milik and Kean. Moise unfortunately will not be there tomorrow because he got a knock. We also have Yildiz, who comes from the youth sector and is a very good player.”

Finally, a comment on Spalletti’s landing on the national team, “I can say that Mancini did a great job on the national team and he will have had his good reasons for resigning. I wish Spalletti good luck, an important assignment after winning the Scudetto.”

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