With Juventus set to face Inter tomorrow evening in the finals of the Coppa Italia at the Stadio Olimpico, Allegri provided his input on the first Derby D’Italia finale since 1965.
Following the Bianconeri’s shocking last-gasp defeat to Genoa, Allegri’s men currently sit in fourth place with a total of 69 points.
With the scudetto out of reach and the Old Lady having failed to have won the Supercoppa Italia in January against the Nerazzurri, Juventus could possibly finish this year’s current campaign without one ounce of silverware for the first time in eleven years if they collapse to Inter within the capital.
Ahead of the highly anticipated fixture against the two Italian heavyweights, the Italian tactician spoke to the press through Sports Mediaset to provide his insight on the significant cup-tie: “It will be a nice game, Inter are a tough team and we’ll need patience. Football is strange, if there is an early goal, it will change everything. We need a good performance and try to bring the trophy home,” the coach said.
In addition, the gaffer touched upon some concerns regrading his side’s starting eleven: “I have some. Tomorrow morning or evening I will decide. Giorgio Chiellini and Mattia Perin will play, Paulo Dybala as well we’ll see the others.
“Fabio Miretti and [Hans] Nicolussi Caviglia travelled with the team. Hans has recovered from a crucial ligament injury and I watched him in action with the U23 squad the other day. I had fun, it was a nice game technically and as a reward, I brought him with us.”
“Of course, Finals are always important and we want to win tomorrow. Play with a three-man defence? Let’s see, the players on the pitch can adapt to both systems”