Juventus need 40 points to avoid relegation
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri said they are focused on ensuring they have enough points to avoid relegation from Serie A, as his side reassessed their season in third place a few weeks ago.
Juventus have been deducted 15 points for the current season by an Italian football court investigating the club’s January transfers, leaving the country’s most successful team left in the middle of the table.
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The club is currently 13th on the table with 23 points, 10 points above the relegation zone.
“Right now, the reality is that we have 15 points deducted and we have to think about getting to 40. It’s ironic, but we need to think about this goal first and then take it one step at a time.” , Allegri told reporters. on the Monday before the next tournament trip Salernitana on Tuesday.
“For us, facing the game with the right approach is important. We have to put ourselves on par with Salernitana. We have to get back on track and catch up with the teams that are in the lead and start climbing. up the rankings.
“Tomorrow’s match will be very complicated. Their fans are passionate, [manager Davide] Nicola is doing great there and they will win (2-1) in Lecce.”
Allegri also said that most of the squad is ready for the game except for a few players.
“All players available in addition to [Leonardo] Bonucci has the flu, [Paul] Pogba is recovering [Leandro] Paredes, who has a quirk,” he said.
Juve still have the opportunity to collect some trophies this season as they still attend the Coppa Italia and Europa League.
“It’s been a long season and we have to continue our journey. We’ve reached the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia and our aim is to go deep in the Europa League,” Allegri added.
“However, we have to talk on the pitch without any excuses.”