Juventus criticized by Italian newspapers on Sunday after defeat in Verona leaves them 13 points from the top
‘What a shame!’: Italian newspapers SLAM Juventus after their fourth defeat of the season to Verona on Saturday, as’ disaster ‘Massimiliano Allegri admits that the Old Woman has to’ accept reality ‘as a’ mid-team table’
- Juventus lost their fourth game of the season with a 2-1 loss to Verona
- Giovanni Simeone scored twice in the first 14 minutes in the defeat of Old Lady
- Massimiliano Allegri’s team was criticized by Italian newspapers on Sunday for the defeat
- The Italian coach described his team, eighth, as a ‘half table team’
Italian newspapers criticized Juventus for another dismal performance after their weekend loss to Verona, the Old Lady’s fourth campaign defeat.
Massimilano Allegri’s side was well beaten on Saturday night, with Giovanni Simeone scoring twice in the first 14 minutes, leaving Weston McKennie to score what ended up being a mere consolation goal with 10 minutes to go.
Juventus are now eighth in the Serie A table – a whopping 13 points behind leaders Napoli and AC Milan on top – with Allegri being branded a ‘disaster’ by Gazzetta dello Sport on Sunday morning. .
Italian newspapers have criticized Max Allegri’s Juventus after their 2-1 loss to Verona
Allegri was branded a ‘disaster’ after the defeat, as one newspaper says: ‘Juve, what a shame’ (right)
The same newspaper called the Old Lady’s season a “nightmare” and highlighted how the Italian giants received “a lesson” from their former coach Igor Tudor, who is now the coach of Verona.
Gazzetta called the Juventus team ‘lacking in identity and ideas’ on its cover, while Allegri was understood to be angry at his players after the away loss on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Tuttosport led with the headline: ‘Juve, what a shame’ and, like Gazzetta, pointed towards a possible withdrawal from training for Juventus players after their latest setback.
The Old Lady are now winless in their last three Serie A matches, with a draw at Inter Milan earlier this month quickly followed by a surprising loss at home to Sassuolo. Saturday’s loss to Verona has sealed seven terrible days for the Old Lady.
Juventus have gone three games without a win and are in eighth place, 13 points off the top.
Corriere dello Sport described the defeat as a ‘crisis in the dark’ for Juventus and also spoke about Allegri’s ‘fury’ towards his team.
All three Italian newspapers highlighted the ‘shame’ Allegri spoke of after the game that his Juventus side had just 15 points from 11 games at the start of this season.
Corriere dello Sport described the Juventus season as a ‘crisis in the dark’
The Italian coach told Sky Sports Italia after the Verona defeat: ‘Giving explanations is difficult, we just have to shut up and work hard, it’s the only medicine.’
‘In a few months, we hope to be in a different position, so we must raise our heads again. For now, it’s a shame that we only have 15 points in the league. ‘
Allegri also hinted that his Juventus team was complacent ahead of the Verona match and called his team a ‘half table team’ against a team that worked much harder than they did.
The Juventus coach added: ‘We needed to get to their level (that of Verona): run, go out to meet the rival and then the qualities come out. But we don’t beat the teams in the middle of the table just because we have the Juventus jersey. ”
He then told DAZN: ‘There was a confrontation (with his players after the game), but words don’t do anything. We just need to work.
‘We are in a terrible situation in the table, in the sense that we only have 15 points, so we have to take responsibility. We have to accept reality, now we are a half-table team. ‘
Allegri insists Juventus have to ‘accept reality’ as a ‘half table team’ at this point