As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Galeone details problems facing Allegri at Juventus: He needs to fight like Pep and Klopp

Giovanni Galeone feels Max Allegri needs a "miracle" to win the Scudetto with Juventus.

Galeone acts as a mentor to the Juve coach.

"This Juventus side need at least for new signings, if not, they'd need a miracle to be competitive at a high level, especially after Pogba's injury," Galeone, a former coach and close friend of Allegri, told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Have you seen Juventus' midfield against Koke, Saul and the others?

“De Ligt was exceptional on the right but suffered a little on the left. They signed Bremer, who has never played as a left centre-back. Did you watch the game against Atletico? Morata joked with him. He had never made such a bad impression at Torino.

“The dream defence would have been Koulibaly-De Light because Bonucci is getting older and has never been at the level of the past playing without Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli.

“It wasn't possible [to sign Koulibaly and keep De Ligt] and I understand that, but the first Juventus of Allegri had an iron defence which is no longer there. Perhaps, Max is considering switching to a three-man defence."

Asked where Juve need to strengthen, Galeone continued: “Surely a quality midfielder who can give order in the middle of the park. Leandro Paredes would be good because Locatelli is not a Regista. They also need a striker.

“Morata is tactically reliable, he can play as a centre forward, support striker or winger. With one signing, they'd solve three problems.

Memphis Depay and Luis Muriel are different from Morata. Alvaro helped the team, sometimes even too much. Do you see Muriel tracking back to defend? I don't.

“Are we talking about the Juventus that wants to win the title? Because a team that wants to win and be competitive in Europe should not have problems in meeting the coach's desires.

“I argued with Max, I told him that big coaches must pretend to get the players they need. Why do Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte get what they want and not Allegri?"



Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

Carlos Volcano
About the author

Carlos Volcano

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free