Max Allegri: Inter is the favorite for the Scudetto, at least until tonight
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The Juventus coach refused to include his team among the title candidates Throughout the season, Massimiliano Allegri refused to include Juventus among the candidates for the Scudetto. While the Turin team was closer to the middle of the table than at the very top, that was to be expected, but considering that it does not deviate from its claims even in moments when the Old Lady is only one point away from third-placed Inter, it seems that this is actually a tactic of the Italian expert to take the pressure off his chosen ones.
With the exception of the painful elimination from Villarreal in the Champions League, Juventus' results in 2022 are worth the championship candidacy. The Turin team has been undefeated in Serie A since the end of November, in 16 consecutive games, and with such results came to the status of a potential candidate for the Scudetto.
Not in the eyes of his coach, the popular Max. We know that our challenge is to qualify for the Champions League. There are still a lot of points in the game that we need to win and we have to stay focused. Fortunately, this is a match that is being prepared on a psychological level, so I don't have to force them to be motivated and concentrated, "Allegri said ahead of tonight's Italian Derby.
The Juventus coach remains of the opinion that the three leading Serie A teams will decide on the Scudetto. "Inter is still the favorite to win the Scudetto, at least until tonight. Obviously, Milan is doing quite well, as well as Napoli, and I think that one of those three teams will win the title." Max points out that Dušan VlahoviÄ will be ready for the duel with Inter, despite the injury during the national team break.
"First of all - he rested. He needed a break because he is not used to playing so many games under pressure one after the other, like those in the Champions League. But he is calm, physically feels better and ready to play," the Italian assures.
Juventus is slowly getting back in shape and showing as much as they can. It is obvious that they have potential and good players and they will have to use this momentum. They are far from what they want, but this summer they could change things with the arrival of new players.
Juventus is still a big name in the world of football. This crisis of Juventus probably has to pass then, but for something like that, it is first necessary to get rid of a few players and bring top reinforcements.