Juventus coach: We have to accept suffering in all matches
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Sunday that his team, which is the most successful in Serie A, must show humility and advance on all fronts if it is to win the title again.
"The big loss (against Atletico Madrid) was useful for us to pay attention," Allegri said before his team's first game of the new Serie A season against Sassuolo on Monday. "Juventus has an obligation to win the title. There are 4-5 title contenders and we are among them. Silence and improvement of the team's situation in all aspects."
He continued, "(Tomorrow) we will have to accept suffering as in all matches. Respecting the opponent and not underestimating him has always been among the strengths of the winning teams."
Juventus has strengthened its squad with new players during the current summer transfer period, but it will play tomorrow's match, deprived of the efforts of some players, such as midfielder Paul Pogba, due to a knee injury, in addition to the main goalkeeper Wojciech Szczecin.
Allegri took over the Turin club for the second time last year and hopes to achieve better results than last season, as the team finished fourth for the second time in a row after winning the title nine times in a row.
The team's results during the pre-season raised doubts about its ability to return to the top of Italian football again after its 2-0 victory over Guadalajara, a 2-2 draw with Barcelona, a 2-0 loss against Real Madrid and a resounding 4-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid.
And striker Federico Chiesa is supposed to return to the squad next January because of his knee ligament tear and his absence from the second half of last season.
"Stensen is on the road to recovery. Pogba is training and we hope to be back as soon as possible. Chiesa will be back by January at the latest," Allegri added.
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