Allegri Warns Juventus on Dangerousness of Venezia Match

Juventus will look to keep up their momentum in Saturday’s game versus Venezia. Massimiliano Allegri addressed it to the press: “Our next step is simply tomorrow’s game. They score a lot at home, and they failed to do that only versus Inter. They play good football and are coming off an ugly loss. Our opponents will try to pull off a historic feat. We will have to match their mentality and stamina.”

Allegri listed the unavailable players: “Mattia De Sciglio and Paulo Dybala are fine, while Weston McKennie is not 100 percent and will be back next week. Aaron Ramsey is still out. Arthur will not be called up because he was late for today’s practice.”

The coach pointed out the main flaw of his side: “We are largely below average scoring-wise. We must be more lucid and fierce in the box. It takes us five chances to hit the net. It will be a risky match if we do not interpret it correctly. But I think the players understood its importance.”

Allegri suggested he will go back to 4-2-3-1: “If De Sciglio starts, logically Juan Cuadrado will move to a more offensive role, while Federico Bernardeschi can stay on the left where he paradoxically has more freedom.”

The coach was asked about Kaio Jorge: “We have not considered loaning him at the moment. He has been here for just three and a half months, also missing time with an injury. He will have his chances down the line.”

Allegri concluded: “We need to give something more since it is an important stretch of the season. We can not control the results, but the performances must be high-level in every aspect. It will be a strange tilt as we will arrive by boat and the pitch is very narrow.”