Allegri Preaches Caution with Dybala Ahead of Lazio Game

Massimiliano Allegri spoke to the press today to preview the clash with Lazio: “It will be a bout between the two teams that divvied up the Italian trophies in the past ten years. It will be a nice and difficult one. Both sides are gunning for a Champions League spot. I have seen only the European players in training so far because the South Americans arrived a little late. We will see who is available and who is not.”

Paulo Dybala is in doubt due to a calf problem: “He will try to practice today, while he did not yesterday. He wants to be present, but it is a dangerous muscle.”

Allegri commented on the opponents and the moment of the team: “Maurizio Sarri always gives an excellent organization to his sides. They have a few technical and top-level players. We will have to be sound and defend well. Right now, we just have to get things done and not overthink. We are behind in the standings, and words amount to nothing. We just have to improve in all areas. I think every squad is coachable, but it surely changed compared to two years ago.”

The manager updated on the fitness of his men: “Moise Kean is fully available, and so are Adrien Rabiot and Arthur. Aaron Ramsey is questionable due to a flexor issue. Mattia De Sciglio could be back next week. Federico Bernardeschi will miss 15-to-20 days.”

Allegri was asked whether Juventus could play better: “The single plays ultimately makes the biggest difference, so coaches have to put everybody in a position to succeed. Football is beautiful because it is very debatable. You can muse over it, but results matter the most in the end. Italy is a primary example of that.”