JUVENTUS, GAZZETTA – As reported by the Gazzetta, Juventus is looking for its Juventus also at the words of Allegri at the press conference.
Juventus, Gazzetta: “Allegri’s team needs identity”.
“Once upon a time there was the chameleon Max, the one capable of dressing his Juve with a new suit as needed. In the years in which the Bianconeri dominated in Italy and fought with the big names in Europe, Allegri has often changed skin, both in the use of players and from a tactical point of view. He had tried, to be honest, even last year the technician from Livorno, but not always with the desired results. The market, however, has brought important names and new solutions as gifts and it does not seem over here. With the arrival of Kostic, already at the first match against Sassuolo Max, he could easily modify the schemes and form during the race, going from 4-4-1-1 to 4-3-3, or even to the three-man defense, as also done in the last friendly against Atletico Madrid. In the conference on the eve, however, Allegri brakes on the hypothesis: «I don’t remember when I last defended with three … Maybe under construction, but it was difficult for my teams to defend with three. We have always defended with the four-man line: I remember in one of his last games, the poor Barzagli said: “Mister I’ll stop, at least I don’t play full-back”. He was a three, but in the defensive phase he was a full-back. Then there was Lichtsteiner who gave Cuadrado a hand to defend, but we never defended with three ».