Massimiliano Allegri emphasized the importance of Juventus approaching the Cagliari match “with serenity, humility, and respect,” urging the team to avoid distractions, especially with the crucial Derby d’Italia looming on November 26.
Juventus, not burdened by European commitments this season, has had a promising start in the league, currently holding the second position, just two points behind league leaders Inter. The upcoming weekend’s results will likely shape the title race dynamics leading up to the significant derby clash.
“It’s important from all points of view, for the table and to close this cycle. Tomorrow’s points will at least help us maintain our points lead over fifth place.”
Allegri confirmed who Juventus’ starting goalkeeper would be.
“Szczesny will play, unfortunately this year by not playing the cups we have fewer games, and it will be a more difficult year for Perin because he will play a little less.”
The Juventus boss Max Allegri also confirmed his choice of captain for the clash with Cagliari.
“It will be Locatelli, fresh from renewal, and we will give him a nice prize.”
He spoke about if Federico Gatti would start, and the threats posed by Cagliari.
“Gatti will be out tomorrow, we can’t take any risks. Tomorrow is the most important match. Cagliari are very dangerous, Ranieri on the bench doesn’t give you any advantages. They have players up front who have speed and technique, Petagna and Pavoletti who provide physicality.
“Tomorrow will be difficult, we will need to have a lot of patience. We will need to play a game of technique and above all not to lose the most important thing which is the unity of the team. The mistake around the corner is to overdo it.
“Tomorrow there is no need to overdo it, but to do the normality. When the match ends, we need to bring home the three points.”