Excluded in the big match with Milan and under the spotlight of Allegri’s words, they scored the draw and the victory. The Dutchman: “I’m used to criticism, but the beginning was not from Juve, the important thing is character.” The blue fails to enjoy it: flexor hardening, risk of recurrence after injury in the national team
“The important thing was the character to win: the three points today are the only thing that matters”. Matthijs De Ligt paraphrases Boniperti and, for someone accustomed to deciding or in any case orienting games with what he does in defense, for once he gets the palm of match winner with the goal of 3-2 which is worth his first victory in the league , on the fifth attempt, of Allegri’s new technical management: last goal, and only one of his last season, in the 3-1 at the end of April against Parma: “If you are Juve you must win, having two points after four games is not worth Juve – added the Dutchman to Dazn’s microphones -. From here now we have to start a positive streak, these three points are important and now we go forward match by match: I’m happy with this victory “.
THE RESPONSE OF MATTHIJS
Even without the goal, De Ligt had ended up in the spotlight anyway, “normalized” in recent days by Allegri’s declarations and then excluded both against Milan and against Napoli: if you take 8 million a year and you cost 85, stay out in the big matches it makes headlines even if it means leaving room for the central European champion couple. “Yes, I always need to improve, it is normal that when you don’t play as you have to get criticism – De Ligt ventures into a specialty not really his, on the pitch, (half) dribbling -. I have had a lot of criticism in my career, the only important thing is that I need to work day after day and improve, so let’s move on ”.
BEST CHURCH IN THE FIELD
In the midst of so many rumors Federico Chiesa also found himself, because Allegri was not satisfied against Milan, who at the end of the game said: “He must grow and become aware of what he can do because we are at Juventus”. Back as the owner, albeit with an opponent of a different caliber, he responded with a performance from the best in the field: perpetual motion, often a bit in the desert with the risk of being an end in itself, in the comeback a fundamental fuel was his anger of rebel against the nightmare that was materializing (as too often last year), transformed into the dynamo of a match by dominating on the right and proving effective also on the left, also present in the phase of non-possession at least on the ball after the calls of Merry.
THE GOAL OF FAITH
The 2-2 goal deserves to be relived in words, because there is all the Church: he went to win back a ball on the bottom line to Verde who wanted to avoid the corner, he sent the ball to Morata and while Alvaro defended it in the melee Federico has made half the field from left to right to go to recover the ball from the Spaniard’s discharge and attack the area straight to straight like a stab, jumping Nikolaou and Hristov and then slipping Zoet. With the corollary of the ball caught in the net to put it back in the center: it was just the draw, there was a game to win.
STILL THE FLEXOR
Then, as De Ligt says, hoping these days that there are only good news is illusory: when Dybala was supposed to come out for Kulusevski, Chiesa asked for the change, then remained on the bench with ice on his thigh. Allegri explained: “Because the flexor was hardening again”. With the hope that stopping immediately has served, his conditions will need to be reassessed. It is the injured flexor in the national team who has made him miss two games, because Federico is a player of snatches and he needs to feel he can snatch. How do you do without one like that?
September 22, 2021 (change September 22, 2021 | 21:56)
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