12 January 2023
Massimiliano Allegri has urged Juventus to continue their upwards curve as they prepare for a top-of-the-table tussle with Napoli at the Stadio Maradona on Friday evening.
The coach was speaking to the media at his traditional pre-match press conference ahead of the Serie A Week 18 clash, which kicks off at 20:45 CET.
«The lads are in pretty good shape,” Allegri began. “We've had three days to prepare for this match and they're in good condition. We'll see how we get on tomorrow. We've obtained some good results so far but we must carry on improving. We must finish in the top four».
«Our injured players should be available again soon. I don't think we'll have anyone back before we play Monza in the Coppa Italia but some of them might be available for Atalanta. Cuadrado will probably train with the team on Tuesday. The others are looking much better.».
SPALLETTI' S NAPOLI
«Napoli are a very talented team and they're well drilled by an excellent coach. It will be a great game of football tomorrow night in front of a packed stadium. It won't decide anything in terms of the league and it's more important to them than it is to us. We must play with great technique and intensity. It's going to be tough because it's a head-to-head encounter against the team that are currently the best in the league. We must be really up for it. Spalletti is a fantastic coach and teacher – he showed that at Roma and Inter.».
«His results and his work over the years speak for themselves. On a personal level I'm grateful to him for giving me the chance to coach Juventus, for supporting me and working with me for so many years».
DANILO AND CHIESA
«Danilo is doing really well, as they all are. We're playing with a different attitude now and we must carry on down this path. Chiesa is much better and I'm happy with him. I'll weigh up my options today and then decide on the team».