Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri has described the UEFA Champions league as a “bastard” competition.
Allegri, whose side were knocked off the Champions League by Ajax a few weeks ago, said his side always arrive at the right time in Europe top-flight tournament but not in the best conditions to play their matches.
The Italian said this ahead of Juventus’ Serie A fixture with Inter Milan on Saturday night.
“The Champions League is a competition as beautiful as “bastard”. Why arrive at the right time not in the best conditions and then play,” Allegri was quoted by Calciomercato as saying on Friday.
“We arrived well at the stop, then we had so many players out and it was always a chase. Douglas Costa- this year doesn’t know if I’m still blond or dark because I never saw him.
“A seemingly easy year, on the other hands, it was difficult, if we had not pushed into the league we would have reached this stage with these players and a minimum advantage to manage over Napoli.
“After the Ajax I heard so many criticisms, Juventus is not a gust of wind, it has stabilized in the last few years among the top eight in Europe, it has a project with a job to do over the years.”
“We will be pushed by what has pushed us every year, to plan and continue to grow in every respect. To be competitive you have to analyze what went well and what went wrong in the season, you have to analyze everything to make sure that the future year is a winning year.
“A date? When the company wants we will meet, we talked in the past also in June, we are ahead of the times.”