- Max Allegri launched an expletive-laden rant at his Juventus players after their draw against AC Milan.
- The result left his side 18th in the table and without a win this season.
- Juventus sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United this summer, who has since been in fine form.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri stormed off the pitch while launching an expletive-laden rant at his players following their 1-1 draw at home to AC Milan.
Ante Rebic’s late strike cancelled out Alvaro Morata’s opener at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday.
The result left Juventus without a win in its first four Serie A matches for the first time in 60 years, and sat 18th in the table, just two spots from the bottom.
After the final whistle, Allegri stormed down the tunnel shouting: “Holy shit! And they want to play for Juventus!”
—Juventus Area (@juventus_area) September 20, 2021
In his post-match press conference, the Italian boss made his feelings about his players even clearer.
“We lost that concentration, determination and focus,” he said. “Just look at the corner where we conceded the goal, there was complacency.
“It’s not possible to give this game away after being in control. Evidently, we need to make more progress. A lot more.”
He added: “You can be disorganized, but you need to be determined. If we take this attitude, it’s unlikely we can win the league.”
Juventus’ poor start to the season comes after Cristiano Ronaldo left the club to re-join Manchester United at the end of August.
The Portuguese spent three seasons in Turin, scoring 101 goals — form he has continued since his return to Old Trafford having hit four in only three matches for the Premier League team.
Without Ronaldo this term, Juventus has scored just four goals in Serie A, which is the third worst total in the division so far.
Allegri brought Ronaldo to Juventus in 2018 during his first tenure as boss, paying Real Madrid $149 million for his services.
In 2019, however, Gazzetta dello Sport reported that the Italian told Juventus president Andrea Agnelli to “get rid” of the Portuguese superstar because he was “blocking the growth of the team and the club.”
Allegri was re-appointed as Juventus manager in May following the sacking of Andrea Pirlo, with Ronaldo leaving the club just months later.
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