It's the last game of the year. Tomorrow, Juventus will take to the field for the first time this season at 12:30 CET, against a Sampdoria side who have taken three consecutive victories in the league. Massimiliano Allegri gave his thoughts on the upcoming challenge at this afternoon's final pre-match press conference of 2018.
Allegri: "We want to end 2018 strong!"
ATTENTION ON SAMPDORIA
"Tomorrow will be a very difficult and long match. We have to get the three points so that we can end the year well and enter the break with piece of mind. Sampdoria have only lost once in their last seven games, and have taken a positive result in their last three away trips. It is not a game to be underestimated, we will need the support of the fans. Quagliarella is an amazing player and always scores extraordinary goals."
"Benatia, Matuidi and Bernardeschi are available. Szczesny, Ronaldo, Rugani and Chiellini will all start, whilst Bonucci will rest. In attack both Dybala and Mandzukic are going good, but I have a doubt on the left whether to put in Alex Sandro or Spinazzola from the first minute, whilst the latter could still play a part in the game regardless."
2018: AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR
"There is pride and satisfaction for all that we have done and I'm happy with how it's going. Looking ahead we have to keep a low profile, keep quiet and just win the games, which is always the most important thing in football."
A COMMENT ON RECENT MATTERS
"The Federal President has taken a stand. There are preventive measures to take and we have the ability to lead the way but to do this you need to deal with the facts and not just simply chat, otherwise the problems will all be forgotten about in a couple of weeks. We hope that it's the right time to take preventive measures, however my opinion is that only the police should suspend a game. However, with that said, I do not tolerate any form of racism or insults towards tragedies and the dead."