Massimiliano ALLEGRI: “We can’t look for excuses”
Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri commented on the team’s game in the 36th round match of Serie A with Empoli (1:4), before entering which it became known about the removal of 10 tournament points from the club in the current championship.
“We cannot look for excuses, we are Juventus, we are used to winning or at least fighting for victory. Naturally, it is strange that the verdict was pronounced 10 minutes before the start of the game. But this does not justify our psychological collapse. Now we can only remain silent and accept defeat. Before the match we had 69 points, we were second, it should be clear to everyone.
Even after deducting 10 points, today’s victory gave us the chance to compete for a place in the Champions League with Milan. Unfortunately, things turned out differently. I can’t blame the guys, I assure you, the situation is not easy. And the next days will also be difficult, because we flew out of the Europa League, then we were left without 10 points, and before that, points were taken from us for three months, then returned.
It’s not an excuse, but it’s been an abnormal season for us, no doubt, and the team has earned 69 points in the process. We must try to score six points and stay in fact second in the table. The team went above and beyond in a surreal situation, even more than expected. It would be cowardly of me to leave Juventus at this moment. I am disappointed this evening, we had a chance, but I can’t blame the team for anything, because circumstances are constantly changing, ”Allegri said.
Juventus are in 7th place in the updated Serie A table with 59 points. From Roma, which occupies the 6th position, giving the right to enter the Conference League, the “old lady” is 1 point behind.
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