After two consecutive defeats in the Italian Serie A against Sassuolo and Verona, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has decided to bring the players into retirement for a week. A decision that came after the bad results at the beginning of the season in the Italian Serie A, in what is one of the worst starts ever for the Piedmontese club.
In the middle of the week, on Tuesday, Juventus' home match in the UEFA Champions League with Zenit St. Petersburg; in this competition, Juve won three out of three matches, also beating the defending champions of Chelsea.
The Juventus coach in the post-match Bentegodi asked his players for silence and maximum concentration in work, this morning the choice to let all the players spend the week at the J Hotel, in retreat, so as to find the necessary team spirit.
The last time Juve retired was in Allegri's first management after the defeat against Sassuolo on 28 October 2015. Here are the words of Allegri at the press conference after the defeat: "Right now you have to feel the shame of having only 15 points in the standings.
For what we have done on the pitch, we expected a few more points. Max also needs time, he has an advantage because he already knew the environment, but he has different players than two years ago. The only medicine you need is to work and keep quiet.
In a few months, when playing with another spirit we will be in a different position, maybe we will raise our heads. there is a great team that wins without respecting the opponent. With the utmost respect, football is not foil.
If you meet a team that has greater intensity, you have to put yourself on their level, on spirit, on chasing, on running towards the opponent, about going to him. "
Robert Lewandowski Ballon d'Or 2021?
According to the Spanish newspaper Marca, in possession of information on the winner, the Pole Robert Lewandowski would be the winner of the Ballon d'Or 2021.
The trophy will be awarded on November 29 and, according to a list in possession of Marca, the winner will be the star of Bayern Munich. The Spanish newspaper had received a list from the same source in 2018, when it said Modric, then winner of the prize.
According to the latest rumors, there was a duel between Italian Jorginho, Chelsea midfielder champion of Europe with his club and his national team and Lionel Messi, who spent this summer from Barcelona to PSG. According to this list, in possession of Marca, Robert Lewandowski would win with 627 votes ahead of Messi, winner of the Copa America, Karim Benzema, Mohamed Salah and Jorginho. Also in the standings Pedri of Barcelona in front of Neymar who closes the top 20 with Mahrez.