Speaking to the media at Juventus Center today on the eve of Saturday’s clash with Napoli, Massimiliano Allegri reiterated his faith in the qualities of his squad and expressed his belief that the Bianconeri will soon start earning the results that their domestic performances so far have perhaps deserved.
While acknowledging that “football is a results business, and every team should be judged on their league position” and improvements need to be made in the coming weeks, the Tuscan remains convinced that this Juventus side is capable of great things this term.
He began: “My confidence in my team won’t wane because of a last minute corner (against Frosinone) that we shouldn’t have conceded in the first place. We’ve dropped points so far when perhaps we deserved more but all the same we need to improve and start defending better.
“After the international break, when we have the likes of Claudio Marchisio, Mario Mandzukic and Sami Khedira back in the first team setup, we’ll be back to full strength and have a very competitive squad.”
Joining Mandzukic, Marchisio and Khedira on the sidelines for tomorrow night's game will be Martin Caceres while Alvaro Morata and Simone Padoin are in the frame for starting places.
"Alvaro is available for tomorrow night but Caceres won't be, we're looking at getting him back to fitness for Wednesday against Sevilla. Padoin is in contention to start against Napoli, he performs well wherever he plays and he's an option for us at full-back."