Max Allegri has addressed the reports of a training ground altercation with Paredes. he also compared Vlahovic to Ronaldo
Leandro Paredes was said to have been angry after a training session on Monday, with reports of a confrontation with Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri regarding his limited playing time.
Although Paredes allegedly refused to train after lunch, Allegri downplayed any issues during his press conference on Wednesday, suggesting that the incident had been blown out of proportion.
“On Easter Monday we also ate well. We had a chat with him,” the Italian tactician told reporters. “I understand that a player who plays less is a bit nervous. The important thing is that everyone is concentrated. When I make choices, even if I’m wrong, I do them according to the team. I’m glad he had this reaction because it means he wants to do well in the last two months.”
Allegri defended Dusan Vlahovic, who has been criticized for his underwhelming performance despite being a regular starter for Juventus.
Allegri praises Vlahovic for how he finds the goal
The 23-year-old has scored only 10 goals this season. Allegri noted that Vlahovic is not the only striker to face scrutiny after joining the club.
“There was criticism for Cristiano [Ronaldo] when he arrived,” Allegri explained. “He will find the goal again, he is 22 years old and has also improved technically. Throughout your career there are moments when things go less well for you. You must remain serene. Rabiot last year someone didn’t even want to see him on the pitch anymore, if I’m not mistaken. Dusan has very specific characteristics and it’s not like he’s any less strong now than when he arrived.”
Allegri added: “[Pogba] is called up and if we were to have him in the best conditions at the end of the season it would be important.”