Allegri: Juventus Need To Work On Defense

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Massimiliano Allegri is not too happy with Juventus’ defense, and he is hoping for an improvement, as they prepare to defend their title.

Juventus allowed just 20 goals, as they claimed yet another Scudetto last season. And their defence is known for keeping clean sheets.

However, they’ve conceded in all of their preseason games, including the 3-2 win over West Ham.

“It was pleasing to see three of the frontmen get on the scoresheet this afternoon,” he said, in quotes reported by Juve’s official website.

“In Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic, Simone Zaza and Gonzalo Higuain, we boast four top-class strikers plus there’s Marko Pjaca, who can play both as a forward and a midfielder.

“One aspect of our game, however, that we need to put right between now and the start of the campaign is that of tightening up at the back, as we have now conceded in all four of our pre-season friendlies.”

Juve have recruited Medhi Benatia from Bayern Munich this off-season to complement Italy’s Euro 2016 trio of Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini.

They still have friendlies against Espanyol and Cologne to come next weekend, before kicking off their Serie A campaign against Fiorentina the following Saturday.



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