Massimilliano Allegri: "No excuse, we have to beat Atalanta this time"



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Massimilliano Allegri: "No excuse, we have to beat Atalanta this time"

Juventus did a great job by bringing in Dušan Vlahović and Denis Zakaria in the January transfer window and put Massimiliano Allegri to sweet torment. The newcomers fit in great, they gained additional self-confidence with goals in their debut performance, so the coach now has new options in choosing the team.

Especially in the attack because Vlahović started great, so the loss of Federico Chiesa for the rest of the season due to injury should not be a problem. There were already certain problems for the match of the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup with Sassuolo, since Vlahović played alone in the attack, unlike in the championship duel with Verona when he had Morata and Dybala on the flanks.

Allegri's choice for Sunday's derby with Atalanta in Bergamo is now awaited In the competition for the team is again Moise Kean, who was suspended for the match with Sassuolo due to a red card received back in August, in a Chelsea jersey.

"Sometimes we will play with three in attack, sometimes not. Kean is back and doing well, while Bernardeschi will return on Monday," Allegri said at a press conference before leaving for Bergamo. Juventus is still active on three fronts.

In addition to the placement in the semifinals of the League Cup, Juventus is fighting for a place among the four best in Serie A, ie a direct placement in the Champions League next season, while in the elite competition they will have a duel in the round of 16 against Villarreal.

"The more we progress, the more often we play games every three days, which means that there will be more space for all players to get minutes," the strategist of the Old Lady pointed out.

Atalanta derby

The upcoming duel with Atalanta is of great importance for both teams.

The host from Bergamo is in decline, they have only one victory in the last six championship clashes, and in the meantime they have been eliminated from the cup. The Torinese will try to use that and climb to the fourth place.

"After two defeats and two draws (against Atalanta in Serie A), it's time to win. No need to talk about how good a job Gaspperini has done these years at Atalanta." "He is constantly getting the most out of the team and achieving good results, so we have to congratulate him ", was a polite Juventus coach.

Allegri once again referred to the great games of Dušan Vlahović, who has two goals in the first two games for Juventus. However, it was an own goal against Sassuolo, but after the breakthrough and the shot of the Serbian national team player.

"With the arrival of Vlahović, we got a player we missed, but I repeat, we have not done anything yet. The goal of Juventus is to win regularly," Allegri concluded.