30 April 2022
Juventus host Venezia on Sunday, May 1st in Matchday 35 of Serie A. Massimiliano Allegri covered various topics on the game that kicks off tomorrow at 12h30 CEST kick off but the coach's main theme in the pre-match press conference was the importance of collecting three more points in the push to mathematically nail down a top-four finish.
“We need to return to winning ways at home. We need four points to seal fourth place. We’ve lost goals in each of the last few games, so we need to look to keep a clean sheet to make our job easier.
“In the matches they have lost, Venezia have never given any sign of giving up, so we need to approach this match in a serious manner, also considering they have changed their coach.”
"Moise Kean never scores trivial goals. When he scores they always have a significant impact. He came on to good effect against Sassuolo, so I need to decide who will play in attack. Arthur is available for tomorrow’s match. Danilo trained with the rest of the squad today after two days of individual work, and he will play tomorrow. He should be rested but we need him because Mattia De Sciglio is out.
"Juan Cuadrado should be ready for the Genoa game, while Manuel Locatelli and Arthur McKennie are working well and it would be good to have them back before the end of the season. Muscle injuries have been in line with the players' commitments. Then we had so many problems through injuries caused on the pitch."
“I was pleased by the president’s words this week. Juventus have won a lot in the last 10 years and have done well in Europe, and when you don’t win, you have regrets. We need to try to get back to winning as soon as possible, and we’ve laid a good foundation this year.
“He quite rightly said that it has been a difficult season. On January 10th we were in a sorry position in the standings, so to be challenging for third place is proof of our progress. We had a difficult start to this season, then we adjusted.”
"If I had to choose a game I would like to replay, I would say the Champions League match with Villarreal. Now though, let's think about qualification for the Champions League next season and performing well in the Italian Cup final.
"As far as the promising players coming through from the Academy, we’ll assess if they can step up to the first team at the end of the campaign. First we need to reach our objectives.
“There is no team dominating the championship, and it is also more interesting like this. There is a desire to see how it will all unfold. Anything can happen. We have a chance to battle for third place with Napoli, and we’ll do our best to finish as high in the table as we can."