Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 11:41 am• Guy Habets

Massimiliano Allegri’s position as Juventus coach is under pressure. That reports Sky Sport Italy day after the home match in the Champions League against Roger Schmidt’s Benfica, which was lost 1-2. The club management is losing patience with the Italian trainer.

According to the Italian medium, there is no question of a very early dismissal, but Allegri can afford few mistakes anymore. There are tensions between the coach and the club management and that does not make the position any better for the coach. It is reported that Juventus board members have repeatedly vented their disappointment in the performance in front of Allegri. That will in any case not have diminished after the defeat against Benfica. The Portuguese won 1-2 at the Allianz Stadium thanks to goals from João Mário and David Neres. Arek Milik had opened the score in the fourth minute.

That led to disappointment among the fans afterwards. Leonardo Bonucci understood that reaction. “It is only right that the fans jeer at us, there is little to argue with that,” he told Amazon Prime. “I’m the captain, I have to take responsibility. I’m worried, there’s no point in denying that. Unfortunately, we tend to get lost during games. I don’t know why it happens and that’s what is most concerned.”

Allegri himself said afterwards that he was not worried about his job. “I don’t feel in any danger at all,” said the Italian coach, who has also never lost twice in his first two games in the Champions League. “These moments are part of football. It is the first time that two games in a row have been lost in the Champions League. At 2-1 the game was over, they could have made it 3-1 or 4-1. were also able to equalize, but it was a performance below expectations. Expectations are high, but we are also missing a lot of players. We have to keep working hard to turn this around. I am confident in that.”


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