Juventus coach Max Allegri calls a psychologist after winning just 15 points from 11 games … Álvaro Morata’s confidence soars, Adrien Rabiot is out of reach and the team desperately lacks identity
- Massimiliano Allegri asked for immediate answers on the pitch after the defeat of Verona
- Before starting this week’s training, Allegri has brought in the team’s psychologist
- Professor Giuseppe Vercelli was present on the eve of Chelsea’s victory last month
- They are both close friends and Juventus seeks to improve mental strength
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri called for immediate answers on the pitch following his fourth loss of the season in Serie A on Saturday.
And before starting this week’s training, Allegri brought in a team psychologist to talk to the players and try to help them recover from the poor start to the season.
Juventus has chosen to summon the psychologist to try to fix a season that seems to be over.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri (left) asked for instant answers on Saturday and before training this week, Allegri brought in the team’s psychologist, Professor Giuseppe Vercelli (right)
Juventus lost to Sassuolo (above) and then to Verona at the weekend as the miserable start continued
The Old Lady were defeated 2-1 by Verona with Weston McKennie scoring a consolation goal in the 80th minute. Despite the impressive performance of their opponents, Juventus showed that their players are not up to the demands and pressures. that entails being in the books of the Italian giants.
Professor Giuseppe Vercelli was on the sidelines on the eve of the Champions League victory over Chelsea last month and his presence is welcome for the superstitious Allegri.
Allegri and Vercelli are close friends with the professor who attended the manager’s book launch a few years ago. Vercelli will stay with the team at Hotel J until Saturday and the team will host Fiorentina this weekend.
Juventus, who face Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League on Tuesday night, want to improve their mental strength in this challenging period, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Vercelli is thinking about how to rebuild the Juventus stars after back-to-back defeats but is an expert in performance psychology and will try to focus primarily on the heads of the best players who came out of Verona battered.
Both Álvaro Morata and Adrien Rabiot played the worst games of their careers and together they cost Juventus around £ 26 million each.
Juve forward Álvaro Morata is fighting for confidence and hasn’t scored since September 19
Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot (I) is out of reach at the Italian giants
But the whole team is scared, nervous and seems to suffer from constant worry during games. The whole environment is frustrated and worried that their participation in the Champions League next season is at risk.
Juventus currently lacks personality and leadership after the departure of the talisman Cristiano Ronaldo. Verona committed 25 fouls compared to eight for Juventus on Saturday, as the team seems naive.
Spanish striker Morata did not put Verona’s defense to the test and lacks confidence. He is not taking many shots, he has been losing duels and he has been looking for fouls, which have not come.
The chances of Juventus opting to spend £ 30 million to sign the Atlético de Madrid forward permanently are slim and this is likely to be his last season in Italy.
Meanwhile, Rabiot fails to produce the performances he does for his country, France, at the club level. He it looks like a tiny fish submerged in an ocean of sharks at Juventus.
Former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey hasn’t lived up to expectations in Italy
He loses all physical innings and all too often makes technical mistakes that shouldn’t happen in the top flight in Italy.
Another midfielder who hasn’t lived up to expectations is former Arsenal player Aaron Ramsey. His Juventus career has been ruined by injuries and he wasn’t even on the bench in Verona at the weekend.
Even if he had been on the pitch, the great pace and intensity of the Verona team would have crushed him. Your time in Italy will be remembered as a highly paid vacation.
Juventus will do their best to try to sell him abroad in January, but hardly any club will be willing to invest money in a player whose injury record is so poor.
Allegri’s team has won just 15 points from 11 league games and the coach hopes Vercelli can help turn the tide.