Massimo Mauro: ‘If I were Giuntoli, I would change 15 Juventus players’


Former Juventus winger Massimo Mauro says Bianconeri sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli should change at least 15 players this summer. Speaking with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Mauro shared his feelings on the current Juve squad, suggesting there are problems in all areas of the pitch:

What will Juventus need to score more and be less dependent on Vlahovic in the future?

“It’s the game that makes the strikers. The Juventus forwards need more service, more crosses, more through passes. And more consistency. Vlahovic scored a lot in 2024, but sometimes he also missed from inviting positions.”

Are Vlahovic and Zirkzee technically compatible?

“Vlahovic is a good center-forward, and strong ones can always play together.”

Chiesa scored 7 goals in Serie A, only 2 in 2024: did the experiment as a second striker not work?

“Federico didn’t score the goals necessary to play in that role. I prefer him wider, but there’s always a place for Chiesa, regardless of the playing systems. The quality of the player is not in question; it’s more about consistency. I don’t think Federico will ever score 20 goals in a single season, but he’s not a midfielder. However…”


“The only problem with Juventus isn’t the attack. If I were Giuntoli, I’d take responsibility and tell the ownership that we need to change 15 players.”


“Yes, 15! They are good players taken individually and wouldn’t struggle to find a team elsewhere. They should also change the air for themselves after a season like this. Juventus needs a half-revolution to change the current atmosphere and create new incentives. This applies to the players and also to the coach. And it’s not a question of quality: Allegri has shown…

How many significant signings would Juventus need to compete with Inter for the Serie A title again?

“Of the 15 players I would change, at least 6 reinforcements should be of the level to try to contend for the Serie A title with Inter. If instead we aim for Champions League qualification, 4 could be enough. Koopmeiners is someone I like and could be one of those, then we’ll have to see him under the pressures of Juventus.”


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