Max Allegri Urges Juventus to Improve Defensively

Juventus must take the sting out of their fans’ hearts amid a rotten patch in Serie A as they entertain Genoa at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday. Aware of the significance of winning the last league match ahead of March’s international break, Massimiliano Allegri spoke to the press in the build-up.

These are unpleasant moments for Juventus fans. Merely a few weeks ago, they seemed ready to take the Scudetto tussle with Inter into the season finale. But an underwhelming run of just one win from their last seven league outings (D3, L3) has opened an unassailable 17-point gap between the sides.

Not only that, Juventus surrendered the runner-up spot to Milan after a 2-2 home draw against Atalanta last weekend. Fans are raging as Allegri admits his team must improve defensively, even though everyone’s still asking questions about this team’s scoring capacities. While the results tell one story, the Bianconeri boss maintains ‘We’ve had a good week.’

We’ve had a good week. We all understand the period we’re going through,” the Juventus manager told the club’s website. “We’ve decided to stay together as a team for one more evening, knowing that we need to get back on track. We have goals to reach and we know tomorrow’s importance.

In the last few games, we haven’t given up many chances but have conceded a lot of goals. At times that can happen. We need to improve defensively as a team, not just as individuals.

Despite Allegri’s calls, Juventus supporters would rather see their side dominate games for a change instead of focusing on containing the damage at the back.

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