Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has expressed his discontent over the recent penalty imposed on his team, highlighting the consequential impact on their league position. Allegri asserts that Juventus should have secured the second position in the table, having accumulated an impressive 69 points this season.
However, the untimely 10-point deduction just before their match against Empoli severely hampered their chances. In a candid statement, Allegri criticized the circumstances surrounding the deduction and reiterated his commitment to the club, considering any departure at this juncture to be an act of cowardice.
Allegri's Frustration with Juventus' Point Deduction
"We need to talk to the club and see where we are playing. I don’t know if they will even allow us to play in the Europa League, we’ll have to wait and see.
Obviously, if you are out of all competition, you have to make one plan. We cannot say that Juventus will immediately get back to winning next season, but the important thing is to all be aligned during difficulties." stated Allegri, emphasizing the need for solidarity.
The Urgent Call for Resolute Decision-Making
Allegri further expressed his disappointment, highlighting the continuous challenges faced by the team throughout the season. He defended his players and staff, pointing out that their commendable efforts had secured them the rightful second position in the league standings.
Allegri implored the authorities to address the situation definitively, citing a lack of respect towards the hardworking individuals within the club. "It would be cowardly for me to abandon Juventus at this moment. I am disappointed tonight because it was an opportunity, but I also cannot reproach the team for anything, because it has been a continual chasing down of situations.
I want to point out one thing: Juventus are second in the table, we earned that on the field. We accept everything, but I really hope this just gets sorted out once and for all. It’s a steady drip, drip, drip, let them just decide where they want Juventus to be, tell us and resolve the problem.
It is a lack of respect towards people who are working, players and coaches. I am not telling them what to decide, I just ask them to decide once and for all. It’s incredible. Just incredible. Enough is enough." asserted Allegri passionately.
Allegri also lamented the lack of timely communication regarding the punishment, suggesting that Juventus should have been informed about the magnitude of the penalty two months prior. This way, the club would have been able to better comprehend their circumstances and plan accordingly.
"Juventus have always got back on our feet, we need to be clear-headed. Now we can only hope that we can begin the next season knowing what the situation is. I don’t know how we reached this point, because I might seem impervious to everything, but it has been just torture.
I wish they’d have just told us two months ago what the penalty was and let us know if we were going to be stabbed or poisoned, because at least we’d know." Allegri shared his frustrations. Following their defeat against Empoli, Juventus currently finds themselves in the seventh position with 59 points, trailing behind Roma by a single point in sixth place, and five points adrift from fourth-placed Milan.
The club's aspirations to secure a higher standing in the league have been significantly hampered by the recent penalty.