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"IT WILL BE UGLY!" - Allegri on Salernitana

Max Allegri talks ahead of the game on Sunday against Salernitana, he talks about our style of play and the injuries.


Nicola has done an extraordinary job, both individually and collectively. They got physical and technical players.

Tomorrow's game is very important because it should give us a boost for Benfica. It will be a more tactical game, uglier to watch, but it remains crucial.

Missing players?

Tomorrow Paredes plays because Locatelli has small fatigue and will not be available: he needed to stop in training. Di Maria is still not ready.

We are missing important players and I would have had the opportunity to make more changes. Right now you have to grit your teeth & keep going. Tomorrow morning I will decide who to play.

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The moment?

Being beautiful and losing is not good, that makes me very angry. If we take away Pogba, Di Maria and Chiesa-the equivalent to other teams-we have to be happy with what we are doing knowing that the outlook is rosy.

I coach Juve, I know we need to get back to winning and I know we work with passion trying to improve. We are only at the beginning. On Tuesday when we left Paris there should have been an awareness that we did some good things, but not to be happy because we didn't pick up a result. So there was only to be angry.

In games where we are ahead, sometimes we have stopped playing. I talked about it with the guys, we have to work on this mental aspect because the game is long and we must not let the focus drop.

The future of this team?

Against PSG we showed that we can compete with everyone, we need to continue to improve in order to collect positive results. You can always improve, even when things are going well you can improve. Now we think about the next game, we want to win. World Cup? I'll think about it at the appropriate time, now I'm th