Allegri refuses to blame Ronaldo for Juventus’ Champions League exit

Juventus manager Max Allegri has said that Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be put at blame for the club’s exit from the Champions League. The Bianconeri were regarded as one of the favourites to make the semi-finals of the competition but they bowed out at the last eight following a 3-2 aggregate defeat at the hands of Ajax.

Speaking after the game, Allegri said that Ronaldo gave his best for the team and he could not have done much to influence the eventual outcome, he said: “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.”

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AC Milan boss delighted after crucial league victory over Lazio

AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has said that he is delighted for the team after secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over Lazio in the Serie A. The Rossoneri won the game through a late penalty scored by Franck Kessie and the victory has given them a boost in the pursuit of Champions League football for next term.

Speaking after the game, Gattuso said that he had expected a tough battle against Lazio and he is pleased that the team have eventually come up with maximum points from the game, he told DAZN: “In order to play against Lazio, you need to take this approach. You need pace, technique and physicality. We already showed a week ago against Juve that we were improving, while tonight we won the battle in midfield and did well to bring it home.

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Gennaro Gattuso speaks after goalless draw against Lazio

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has acknowledged that his team were not at their best during the recent 0-0 draw against Lazio in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final. The Rossoneri had the chance to gain an away-goal advantage from the game but they could not find the cutting edge in the attack front with just one shot on target.

Speaking after the match, Gattuso admitted that the Rossoneri were basically average when compared to recent matches with Lazio better organised during the course of the game. He added that his team should have tried out different channels rather than going centrally where Tiemoue Bakayoko could not influence the play.

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Gennaro Gattuso speaks on Krzysztof Piatek after Empoli win

AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has spoken about the tactical awareness of winter signing Krzysztof Piatek. The Poland international has been a revelation for the Rossoneri since joining from Genoa last month and he has already contributed four goals in many league starts for the San Siro outfit.

Speaking in a press conference, Gattuso admitted that he has been impressed with the workrate shown by the Pole. He added that the marksman likes to analyse the movement of opposition defenders before the game and that has partly contributed to the success, he said: “Piatek has settled in very well and works hard, but he’s not a player who stands out in training. He looks after himself but doesn’t do that much. He is far more practical, focuses on the important things and likes to test out the movements two or three days before a game.”

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Andrea Pirlo not entirely impressed with AC Milan’s new winter signing

Former AC Milan star Andrea Pirlo has said that he is not entirely convinced with the abilities of Lucas Paqueta. The Brazilian joined the Rossoneri from Flamengo during the winter transfer window and he has since impressed with his skill, flair and confidence on the playing field for the Milan giants.

Amidst this, there have been comparisons between Kaka and Paqueta of late but Pirlo has indicated that the Rossoneri’s winter recruit can even be compared to the former in any aspect. He added that the Brazilian has the potential to become a good player, although that does not mean likening him to former Milan favourite Kaka.

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Former Liverpool star urges Aaron Ramsey to secure Juventus challenge

Former Liverpool star John Toshack has urged Aaron Ramsey to take up the opportunity of joining Juventus when his Arsenal contract expires at the end of the season. The Wales international has already been declined a new deal with the Gunners and he is currently free to discuss pre-contract terms with an overseas club.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Toshack said that the Welshman should take up the chance of joining the Bianconeri, given he would get to work alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo. He added that the midfielder has not been lucky in terms of injuries over the years and he could transform his fortunes with the Bianconeri by winning more trophies.

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Alex Sandro commits his future to Juventus until June 2023

Brazil international Alex Sandro has ended the ongoing speculation regarding his future by penning a new long-term deal with Italian champions Juventus. The left-sided defender previously had only 18 months remaining on his contract and it had been suggested that he could fancy a potential move to the Premier League.

However, that doubt has been put to bed by the Brazilian, who has now extended his Bianconeri deal until the end of the 2022/23 campaign. Speaking to the club’s official website, he said:”Today for me, my family and also for my teammates is a very happy day. To the fans I would like to say that I will always give my best, as I have done so far, and to keep improving. In the years that I’ve been here I learnt the mentality of the club and of my teammates. Here we always work to win and this will never change.”

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Paulo Dybala not looking to leave Juventus

Argentina international Paulo Dybala has stressed that he is not looking to pursue a fresh challenge away from Juventus in the near future. The 25-year-old experienced a tough start to the season where gametime was hard to come by but he has sorted the concern over the past few months after having returned into the good books of manager Max Allegri.

In an interview with The Mirror, Dybala was asked about the recent speculation linking him with Manchester United but his response was quite clear with no pinch of desire to leave the Turin giants, he said: “I’m not thinking about the transfer market. Right now I’m really happy at Juventus and the focus is simply winning all the titles here.”

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LIVERPOOL MAKES PREMIER LEAGUE RECORD

Premier League side Liverpool reached another milestone following their 2-0 win over rivals Fulham over the weekend. The club proved it was done with its inconsistencies of the yesteryears, and keen on achieving even more this term.

The Merseyside outfit has had their best start to any season in the Premier League era after garnering 30 points after 12 games so far.

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Miralem Pjanic optimistic of bagging a treble with Juventus this term

Bosnia international Miralem Pjanic has said that Juventus are aiming to win everything within reach during the ongoing campaign. The Bianconeri have made a bright start to the season with an unbeaten record across all competitions and Pjanic fancies his team to go all the way to celebrate a treble under Max Allegri.

Speaking to reporters, Pjanic highlighted that there is plenty of hard work involved in competing for the Serie A crown and they cannot take things for granted despite winning the league in the past seven seasons. He added that the Champions League also remains a priority for them now that they have competition for places within the first-team squad.

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