Allegri Reveals Content of Mysterious Note Given to Bonucci

After the final subs by Juventus yesterday, Leonardo Bonucci was pictured reading a piece of paper that Kajo Jorge handed to him. Massimiliano Allegri had just drastically changed the formation with less than ten minutes to go. The coach inserted the Brazilian starlet and Arthur for Manuel Locatelli and Weston McKennie. The Bianconeri had already gone through a schematic change during the course of the match.

After taking a long look at it, with Edin Dzeko trying to peek, the defender folded it and put it in his sock. The gaffer provided an explanation in the post-game remarks: “I did not write it. I never do that. Surely, it was something related to defensive set-pieces. It was probably my assistant Marco Landucci that penned it. That is why he delayed the subs, as he was taking care of the note.”

Allegri disclosed a tidbit about the Juventus locker room: “We usually put things that bring good luck in our socks. We hope that Bonucci knows how to read,” he joked. The manager appreciated the team’s performance even though their winning streak came to an end and the Bianconeri scored only on a late penalty kick.

Allegri confirmed that Federico Bernardeschi suffered a shoulder injury, as it was abundantly clear from the images. The winger is undergoing medical evaluations to assess its severity. Juventus will most likely welcome back Adrien Rabiot in Wednesday’s game versus Sassuolo. The Frenchman shook off COVID during the weekend, but he did not practice enough to be ready for the Inter clash.