Whereas what the previous AC Milan supervisor says has its truths, in truth it’s he who should additionally shoulder the blame for his or her loss. Within the 83rd minute, the Livorno native determined to throw on Andrea Barzagli for Mattia De Sciglio in a bid to shore up the defence.
As an alternative of throwing on Mario Mandzukic sooner to be able to win the sport, Allegri’s defensive mentality got here again to hang-out him in Europe. Considerably his penchant for having such a mentality has costed him and Juve earlier than.
In final season’s quarter-final second leg in opposition to Actual Madrid, the Turin giants managed to claw their means into the tie again by scoring three targets to make it 3-3on mixture, which was outstanding after they conceded three targets in Turin within the first leg.
Certainly Juve’s attacking show in Madrid bore it fruits nevertheless as soon as they have been degree on mixture, issues went awry as they retreated into their shell. In the long run that bore disastrous penalties as Los Blancos’ fixed stress earned them a penalty, which Cristiano Ronaldo transformed to ship Juve out of the competitors.
Though Juve’s rise as a drive in European soccer has been because of their defence, Allegri should realise that assault is the perfect type of defence. Extra so now particularly after they have somebody of Ronaldo’s calibre to spur them on.
In opposition to sides like Manchester United Juve have to impose themselves in a fashion which displays the scoreline and to do this is to at all times have an attacking mentality. United when in comparison with Juve are a aspect whose talents are restricted whereas for the Italian champions, the sky is the restrict. Allegri should abandon his defensive mentality if he’s to guide the Scudetto holders to Champions League glory.