Juventus, Serie A

Juventus Boss: ‘We Have To Improve The Quality Of Our Football’

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has targeted further progress after guiding the club to an eighth straight Serie A title.

Alex Sandro strike and a German Pezzella own-goal cancelled out Nikola Milenkovic’s early goal wrapped up the Scudetto with five games to play.

However, despite becoming Serie A’s second-most successful coach behind Giovanni Trapattoni, Allegri is determined to see the club improve.

He said: ‘Next season the main objective is again the Scudetto. We’ll be up against the Milan clubs, who are improving, while Napoli are also growing. Roma and Lazio could strengthen over the summer.

‘There’s no point enacting a revolution.

‘We have to improve the quality of our football and learn how to deal with unexpected events better, because those moments can change a tournament.’

The Italian has opened up the possibility of further experimenting with tactics and personnel.

‘We will meet with the club when they want and analyse what didn’t work this season. I might try a few players in different roles, which I already did recently using Emre Can as a third centre-back, Federico Bernardeschi and Juan Cuadrado in a three-man midfield, as I am curious to see how they do.

‘I also tried Alex Sandro as a centre-back,’ he said.

Allegri also admitted he is not thinking too far into the future and is simply enjoying the success.

He added: ‘I haven’t thought about all this yet, maybe I will do in a few years once I’ve retired. Then I’ll look back and perhaps realise I’ve done some good things in my career,’ he said in a Press conference.

‘I am enjoying myself, criticism is part of the job and add extra motivation. I improved by trying to keep up with the best and I never criticised other people’s work. Everyone has their methods, the important thing is to achieve objectives.

‘I don’t have the key to the truth of how football works, I just know that in football I’ve worked with many great coaches who won a great deal. I tried to learn from them and pay close attention.

‘That’s a benefit of my unimpressive playing career, that I had coaches who taught me a great deal and now that I am a coach, I am able to look back and re-evaluate some of their decisions.’