While Juventus advances with a small advantage in the knockout stages of the Champions League, this Wednesday against Villarreal, Massimiliano Allegri warned his team against reversing the situation. Taking the example of PSG, again humiliated against Real Madrid last week.
Massimiliano Allegri cited PSG as an example. But not for very flattering reasons. Juventus will receive Villarreal, this Wednesday, in the knockout stages of the Champions League (9 p.m.). With a draw conceded in the first leg in Spain (1-1) and a return to Turin, Juventus is the favorite of the meeting. But be careful, warned Allegri.
« The PSG match taught us one thing: the unexpected »
« The PSG match taught us one thing: the unexpected. You have to react to what happens to you. It’s a final, a dry match. Villarreal are an experienced team. It will be a real match […] Beware of the danger of thinking about other things, » said the Italian coach. « It’s a final we’re playing at home, » he also added.
PSG was eliminated last week in the round of 16 of C1. Winners of the first leg (1-0), ahead of the score at the break (1-0), the Parisians completely collapsed on the hour mark, losing all their means after the equalization of Karim Benzema, author of a great game (3-1). Failing to become (for the moment) a reference on the European scene, PSG is now a textbook case for coaching.
« We must have the ambition to get there »
If he therefore calls for caution, Massimiliano Allegri still has great ambitions with Juve: « I don’t know if the team has the quality or the maturity to go to the final. All I know is that we have to have the ambition to get there. When we started the season we had goals to achieve. We are doing well in the league and we are still in the Champions League and the Italian Cup. We still have to believe that we can win ».