Following a draw against Empoli in the last Serie A matchday, Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus is gearing up for a pivotal encounter that could prove crucial in the Serie A title race: a showdown at San Siro against Simone Inzaghi’s Inter, scheduled for Sunday, February 4th at 20:45.
In the buildup to the clash against the Nerazzurri, Massimiliano Allegri addressed the media in a press conference. Alongside discussing the match against Inter, the Juventus coach also shared his thoughts on Carlos Alcaraz, the latest addition to the Juventus midfield, set to be available for the San Siro fixture.
Call-ups and Player Updates:
Concerning the squad for the upcoming battle, Allegri explained, “We will all go to Milan. We have recovered Chiesa and Rabiot, and the two new boys will also travel with us.”
Anticipation for the Match:
Allegri expressed his excitement about the upcoming match: “Tomorrow will be a wonderful game and a great day of sport. We are aware of Inter’s strength; we are in good shape and must continue our journey. It’s just a step on the path that should lead us to the Champions League goal.”
Regarding the lineup for the match, Allegri stated, “We’ll see, we have several games. Yildiz has looked better. Tomorrow is a significant moment, but above all, it’s a beautiful evening. We have to experience it and play it in the best possible way.”
Moise Kean’s Status:
Addressing the situation with Moise Kean, Allegri mentioned, “I have spoken with him. This transfer fell through, and now he must focus on recovering physically. He is our added weapon for the end of the season.”
Team Cohesion and Season Objectives:
Continuing his assessment of the team, Allegri emphasized, “This year, more than ever, the team is very cohesive, and I am very pleased, but now everything starts anew. Tomorrow is an important game, but from now on, we need to earn crucial points to achieve our objective.”
Inter as Opponents:
Discussing Inter’s current position, Allegri noted, “They are first, we are second. It’s a beautiful and challenging game, but tomorrow doesn’t end the league. I repeat, the points we collect from today until the end of the season will be decisive.”
On Federico Chiesa’s fitness, Allegri explained, “Federico always tries to give his best and make himself available. The discomfort he has had in the past sometimes forces him to stop, and we’ll have to live with that.”
Allegri concluded by discussing the team’s strength and future aspirations: “They are wonderful boys, playing a game like this is a reward. We will go there to try to do our best and take away some points. Then we will think about Udinese and Verona, but tomorrow is just a stage in a journey already underway and will end on May 25th. Our strength lies in working on our limitations – we are a united group eager to achieve something significant, but we still need a minimum of 20 points to secure a place in the Champions League.”