Despite a challenging start to the season, Massimiliano Allegri, the head coach of Juventus, remains optimistic about his team’s chances.
Juve has only won two of their eight games so far in all competitions (D4, L2), and they were defeated 2-1 at home by Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday.
After losing by the same score against Paris Saint-Germain the week previous, it was the first time the Bianconeri had dropped their opening two games in a group stage.
Allegri stated he thinks his team is performing well and simply has to “pay more attention to minutiae” during a press conference prior to their Serie A match against Monza.
“We must not only look at the results.
“I believe the team is growing. We also had a good reaction physically with Benfica, but we need to pay more attention to details.
“We must be focused on the next games and through the performance, obtain the result.
“Then there will be a break and we must prepare for the Champions League challenge with confidence.”
Allegri has experienced a number of player absences due to injury, but he is certain that his coaching staff is doing all possible to lessen the effects during this busy season.
“The number of injuries is similar to last year, 10 against 11, but playing many more games.
“Then, we had more problems on the flexors, this year on the adductors, but there is no doubt about the fact that the staff inside Continassa [the club’s training centre] works well.”
On Sunday, bottom-of-the-table Monza will host Juve, and Allegri will still be missing a number of players.
“Alex Sandro, [Adrien] Rabiot, [Manuel] Locatelli will not be called up,” he said. “[Wojciech] Szczesny will be available but [Mattia] Perin will play.
“[Angel] Di Maria will start, and I’ll have to decide who to play in defence.”
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