Written by Dare Solomon
Juventus have only picked a point in the league since the beginning of the season, leaving the Bianconeri 16th on the table after three games.
Coach Massimiliano Allegri defeated Malmo in the Champions League in the midweek hoping to have turned the corner but face another herculean task in AC Milan. A team yet to drop a point in the league and the coach believes the match is more important to the visitors.
“It is one of the most important matches of the season, and is a great game to be a part of. We have to put in a good performance, we only have one point in the standings and we are facing a team that has been playing very well for a year and a half. We have to follow up on the victory in Sweden.” Allegri said.
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“We are improving and tomorrow’s (Sunday) match is more important for them than for us. Milan have acquired authority and confidence, they are very confident and played a good match in Liverpool.”
Juventus have been very usual in the defence with 5 goals conceded so far, but manager was full of praise for his defenders ahead of the big class.
“Matthijs de Ligt is still young, he’s 22 and he’s already very good, he has important prospects and qualities that he still needs to improve. A pleasant surprise this year has been Daniele Rugani, a player I rely on a lot.”
Matthijs de Ligt insists he is happy at Juventus despite claims from his agent that he could leave Turin at the end of the season.
His agent Raiola last week claimed the Dutch defender is one of the best centre-backs and could leave Juventus in the summer .
He told Tuttosport: “Matthijs de Ligt is one of the best centre-backs in Europe. He could leave Juventus at the end of the season. Transfer market sometimes works like this.”
Contrary to Raiola’s comments, British media, Mirror UK, have claimed the 22 year-old “is happy at Juventus”.
Thomas Tuchel’s men have been linked with the centre-half after a deal for Jules Kounde broke down during the previous window.
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