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Juventus coach Allegri explains benching Chiesa for Inter Milan draw

Juventus coach Max Allegri explained benching Fede Chiesa for their clash with Inter Milan.

Allegri was asked about his decision ahead of tonight's meeting with Sassuolo.

“Chiesa is a top player, he's played many games already. On Sunday, I was wrong, but I had read the game in a different way, with Kulusevski man-marking Brozovic," said Allegri.

“It's not a problem if a player starts on the bench, there are many games. Chiesa didn't go on the bench because he deserved it. I had read the game in a certain way. Eventually, when he was introduced, we needed more quality and he had a great impact.

“Federico is a reference point for the national team and Juventus, but if I use the same players all the time, I'll need 20 new players in January.

“We hope we'll play 57 games this season and sometimes players must rest. They can benefit from it, physically and mentally."


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