Massimiliano Allegri Set To Stay At Juventus Despite Champions League Defeat

Massimiliano Allegri Set To Stay At Juventus Despite Champions League Defeat

Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League after their 1-2 home defeat to Ajax.

It was the Bianconeri’s worst fears since they had already struggled in the opening leg. Massimiliano Allegri’s position at the club has suddenly been called into question after the 2-3 aggregate defeat.

When asked about his future with the Turin-based club, the Italian said, “I met the president a couple of days ago and told him that I will stay at Juventus. We’ll sit down with the club and think about the future.”

Juventus president, Andrea Agnelli ushered the same sentiments. He was quoted, “We’ve said since the summer that the Champions League is an objective and will be every year. This was a relatively young starting XI tonight, so it can grow with Allegri on the bench.

“We’ll sit down at the end of the season to discuss the contract, as we said six weeks ago – and we have a club that guarantees the future and continuity of a prosperous future for Juventus.”

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Juventus with his 126th Champions League goal but unfortunately, it was not enough.

When asked if the Portuguese forward can resolve everything, Allegri added, “No, absolutely not. Ronaldo has given us a lot over the course of the campaign, but when you reach the quarter-final, you need every player.

“I’ve always said that to win the Champions League, you need to reach a certain stage in good form and with good fitness levels. We’ve been in a bit of an emergency situation for a while and that can only be sustained for so long.

“We were missing four or five players tonight. Daniele Rugani and Leonardo Bonucci had good games for 50 minutes or so, but we lost our unity and organisation, giving Ajax the advantage.”

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