Why it’s all going wrong for Allegri’s Juventus after dreadful start in Serie A

Why it’s all going wrong for Allegri’s Juventus after dreadful start in Serie A

From the eyes of the tiger which have at all times characterised their historical past to the frightened eyes of the rabbit.

The gaze of Juventus is not what it was 24 months in the past and their Serie A place is beginning to scare just a few.

The crew coached once more by Massimiliano Allegri has conceded 5 targets in three matches and by no means reacts when in problem, missing character regardless of having so many high-valued gamers.

Juventus players react with dismay after losing late on to Napoli on Saturday evening

Juventus gamers react with dismay after shedding late on to Napoli on Saturday night

Kalidou Koulibaly was able to hammer the ball home from close range to win the contest

Kalidou Koulibaly was capable of hammer the ball house from shut vary to win the competition

Juventus have taken just one point from their opening three games and are 16th in the table

Juventus have taken only one level from their opening three video games and are sixteenth in the desk

Right now, Juventus are in the right storm and hope to come back out unscathed on the finish of the subsequent spherical of matches which can exhibit the true energy of Cristiano Ronaldo’s orphaned crew.

At the second, Juventus have only one level on the board, the identical as they collected at the start of the 2015-16 title-winning season however on that event Allegri’s Bianconeri produced a formidable and hardly repeatable comeback.


The crew is struggling and is not capable of scratch their opponents. Now, it’s extra like a innocent tickle.

Juventus have didn’t discover a victory from their first three Serie A matches for solely the second time in the final 52 seasons.

There are many issues however essentially the most related considerations their goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Massimiliano Allegri has returned as Juventus manager and clearly faces an uphill struggle

Massimiliano Allegri has returned as Juventus supervisor and clearly faces an uphill battle

The crew fears the errors of their goalkeeper. Even when they’re defending properly, there may be loads of concern in the eyes of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci for any harmful actions that would result in a Szczesny error.

City neighbours Torino, in the meantime, are forward of Juventus in the standings for the primary time in six years, a statistic that demonstrates the good problem the membership is going by means of following the departure of CR7 to Manchester United.


Allegri’s new Juventus resides with the tragedy of getting a goalkeeper in nice problem and unrecognisable after three critical errors made in the primary 270 minutes of the Serie A season.

The man able to placing Alisson Becker and Gianluigi Buffon on the bench has change into Juve’s weakest participant and significantly dangers ruining his profession.

At 30, such an evident decline is inexplicable and his palms appear moist with cleaning soap – he can’t maintain any ball and at all times places his crew in problem by displaying nice slowness and awkwardness in his actions.

Szczesny's shaky performances in goal are causing panic in the Juventus defence

Szczesny’s shaky performances in aim are inflicting panic in the Juventus defence

After his catastrophe in opposition to Udinese in the primary sport of the season, Szczesny continued to indicate indicators of wear and tear and tiredness on the Diego Maradona Stadium in Naples on Saturday as he continued to make errors.

Allegri stated instantly after the 2-1 defeat to Napoli: ‘For me, he stays the beginning goalkeeper, he is a good goalkeeper. Szczesny did all the things he might do wrong, that is sufficient. That’s sufficient, I’m OK.’

But truly Allegri has loads of anger for having misplaced 5 factors as a result of carelessness of his goalkeeper, responsible of three sensational errors in opposition to Udinese and Napoli.

The dodgy form of the Polish goalkeeper is giving Juventus cause for early season concern

The dodgy type of the Polish goalkeeper is giving Juventus trigger for early season concern

His presence on the pitch doesn’t give serenity to the remainder of the crew and he has collected unhealthy performances over the previous 19 months.

His contract of about £5.5million makes him little sought after in the switch market and Juventus had been compelled to endure his keep in Turin with out having the ability to higher handle the legacy of Buffon, who moved to Parma on the age of 43.

Mattia Perin is able to substitute him however Allegri has already confirmed that Szczesny will play in opposition to Malmo in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.


The boy from Vercelli is experiencing the psychological repercussions of his return to Juventus.

The 10 minutes Moise Kean performed on the Maradona Stadium had been embarrassing and never for the standard errors of a striker however for the sensational mistake made throughout Kalidou Koulibaly’s aim. His header put Szczesny in huge hassle and helped the African defender to attain and make it 2-1.

The Everton loanee’s start to the season was a shock and he’ll now should work onerous to erase the large mistake that sentenced Juventus to an undeserved defeat.

Moise Kean has returned to Turin keen to prove a point but has been ineffective so far

Moise Kean has returned to Turin eager to show a degree however has been ineffective up to now

Kean needed to return to Turin and his goal is to take revenge after being rejected by Maurizio Sarri and to regain a everlasting place on the coronary heart of the Italian nationwide crew.

Juventus needed to give attention to a younger Italian striker who is aware of the surroundings whereas his agent Mino Raiola is a assure for lightning-fast operations of this sort.

But the circumstances for his second debut in the black and white shirt are disastrous. Now Allegri must attempt to handle him higher and attempt to give him increasingly more confidence.


Only 4 years in the past Matthijs de Ligt was thought-about the best defender in the world. Today, he’s nearly judged as an unpleasant orange duckling who can’t discover his proper measurement in a extra aggressive match than the Eredivisie.

Serie A represents a really sturdy stress take a look at that dangers compromising the harmonic development of one of many strongest Under 23 gamers in the world.

The stock of Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt has slumped dramatically in recent months

The inventory of Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt has slumped dramatically in current months 

De Ligt continues to be clumsy and is not trusted by Holland coach Louis van Gaal or Allegri, who left him on the bench even for an enormous match in opposition to Napoli.

Until just a few weeks in the past, De Ligt was the irreplaceable participant in the Dutch defence and for Juventus – however not now.

In the formation, there appears to be extra space for the sumptuous boy who at 19 was already the captain of Ajax and likewise typically of Holland.

Captain Giorgio Chiellini doesn't seem able to stem the flow of goals against this season

Captain Giorgio Chiellini does not appear capable of stem the move of targets in opposition to this season

He was the person chosen by Juventus to rebuild a defence that has at all times been a energy however has been worn out by the advancing age of the 2 pillars Chiellini and Bonucci.

De Ligt has change into a easy various to Chiellini however in Turin he obtained a wage of round £10.25m a 12 months. It is a tactical and monetary drawback that Juventus should remedy as quickly as attainable.


There is loads of time to recuperate the factors however it’ll take a very long time to see Juventus in nice form.

Allegri utterly renounces the attacking sport and chooses the solidity of the defence however is betrayed by his goalkeeper and his favorite midfield participant: Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder jumped in an uncoordinated method for the second aim conceded by Juventus in opposition to Napoli.

Adrien Rabiot has looked off the pace in midfield during the opening three matches

Adrien Rabiot has appeared off the tempo in midfield in the course of the opening three matches 

Juventus fixtures 

Serie A until acknowledged

Tuesday Malmo (H)

Champions League

Sunday AC Milan (H)

September 22 Spezia (A)

September 26 Sampdoria (H)

September 29 Chelsea (H)

Champions League

October 2 Torino (A)

A innocent shot from the left facet led to Rabiot changing into the protagonist of an embarrassing intervention that forestalls Kean from clearing the ball away.

During the 90 minutes, Rabiot appeared in a really unhealthy bodily situation – at all times late, at all times in problem and committing fouls.

His impetuosity is ineffective and forces Juventus to endure so many harmful free-kicks that make the goalkeeper and defence shiver.

His wage of round £6m stays a thriller contemplating his poor performances of the final two years.

He is beneath scrutiny and Juventus must resolve what to do with him given in two-and-a-half years he has didn’t persuade any coach.


Paulo Dybala continues to be thought-about by captain Chiellini as the way forward for Juventus however, a minimum of for the second, the participant continues to have a contract that expires in June 2022.

From January, he’ll have the ability to signal an settlement with any membership to go away freed from cost.

It’s a critical state of affairs that dangers taking away the serenity of the membership and dangers destroying the tasks of the Agnelli household, who requested Dybala to change into the brand new Juventus captain.

Chiellini spoke about Ronaldo’s farewell, arguing that the presence of the Portuguese inhibited Dybala’s development.

Paulo Dybala is out of Ronaldo's shadow at last but needs to resolve his contract issue

Paulo Dybala is out of Ronaldo’s shadow ultimately however must resolve his contract problem

‘This can be Allegri’s and Dybala’s Juventus. In current years Paulo has inhibited his personal sport due to Cristiano Ronaldo however he’s the important thing participant of this crew and it’s one thing recognised by everybody in the locker room,’ he stated.

Dybala has a contract value round £6.4m and his entourage is asking for a elevate to round £10.25m. Juventus have supplied £8.5m plus bonuses.

It is troublesome to think about Juventus shedding Ronaldo and Dybala throughout the house of 12 months however till the participant renews his contract will probably be troublesome to make sure predictions about his future.

Chiellini’s phrases permit the Argentine to consider that he’s indispensable to the membership and his agent is working to hurry up the contract talks.


The crew is affected by the lack of Ronaldo and his 30 targets a 12 months. His Premier League return showcased his brilliance whereas his former crew’s Napoli catastrophe confirmed that Juventus are trembling in Ronaldo’s absence and enjoying with the fixed concern of shedding.

Kean is a superb participant, Alvaro Morata is an effective participant and Kaio Jorge is an unknown amount who has arrived in Turin with a sure muscular fragility.

Cristiano Ronaldo showed his enduring class for Manchester United at the weekend

Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed his enduring class for Manchester United on the weekend

None of these three may be thought-about the inheritor to CR7 as a result of not one of the three has ever reached even half his targets.

Now will probably be as much as Allegri to construct a compact and fearless Juventus primarily based on the membership’s built-in reminiscence of the 4-3-3 with which he received the final three Scudettos.

Ronaldo scored a aim each two matches and so Juventus have misplaced 65 per cent of their attacking energy since his departure.

Without him, Dybala, Morata and Kean must attain 10-15 targets a 12 months to have the ability to substitute the Portuguese champion.

Moise Kean walks off the field looking dejected following Saturday's defeat at Napoli

Moise Kean walks off the sector wanting dejected following Saturday’s defeat at Napoli


In an extended interview granted to Gazzetta dello Sport, the previous captain Alessandro del Piero analysed the troublesome second Juventus are experiencing.

‘We should take into account this group negatively. These three matches have made worse the issues of conviction after what has occurred in Europe in the final three seasons and in Serie A,’ he stated.

‘Is Dybala nonetheless the participant who two years in the past was one of the best at Juventus? And I might go on with the defence, De Ligt, Locatelli and others.

‘The drawback can’t be absolutely the high quality of the gamers however how a lot they’re discovering concepts and braveness. Eight factors dropped after three spherical of video games should not scare you.

‘The drawback isn’t the rating however the crew’s efficiency and the gamers’ heads.’

The points are mounting. Fans are rising disillusioned. Juventus are in determined want of an enormous outcome and efficiency away in Europe tonight.  

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