Giuntoli Reprimands the Squad After Sassuolo Faux Pas

Cristiano Giuntoli was among the first ones to arrive at the Continassa training center in the aftermath of the loss against Sassuolo. The executive held talks with Massimiliano Allegri and the players to try to figure out what happened, TuttoSport and La Stampa inform (via Calciomercato).

He didn’t single out anybody in particular but urged to do away with avoidable gaffes. The Bianconeri fell back into last season’s sorry ways, undoing what they accomplished in the first four rounds.

Giuntoli intervening in technical matters is a change of pace relative to the recent past. Allegri had to handle these matters on his own in the past campaign. However, Juventus are no strangers to having powerful directors making their presence felt in their history.

The Old Lady will welcome the high-flying Lecce on Tuesday in the opening contest of the first and only midweek round of the 2023/2024 season. The Salernini are one of the two remaining unbeaten Serie A teams after five games. The other is Inter, which still have a perfect record.

Our Take on Juventus and Giuntoli

The showing against Sassuolo was jarring considering how they performed until that point. The squad and the gaffer lost the plot multiple times during the topsy-turvy affair. Their bad spells tended to linger in the last two seasons. It’ll be interesting to see whether that’ll change with an influential official helping out. The upcoming match will be very telling already.

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