It’s time for Christmas and panettone, but for Massimiliano Allegri his Juventus is more like Easter and chocolate eggs. “We are a bit like that, we never know what a surprise we are” the coach’s joke recalling the fluctuating season of his boys. “This has been our trend since the beginning of the year, now we must understand that we are experiencing a very important moment and therefore we must give a signal in terms of performance”, he adds on the eve of the trip to Venice which, as already declared after the victory in the Champions League against Malmoe, it doesn’t make him calm at all.
“It will all be very strange, because you arrive at the stadium by ferry and the pitch is narrower – the particularities of the ‘Penzo’ listed by the coach – in addition, only I, now in the eighties, and Chiellini played it: we will have to compete as a provincial, we will have to run and have a lot of humility, because only by putting ourselves on their level will the technical qualities emerge “. If nothing else, however, the air you breathe at Continassa bodes well for the coach: “The guys have understood the importance of this match and of this moment, we risk a lot if we interpret it in a certain way, but I’m sure that we will do a good performance “. In the meantime, we should try to score a little more: “We have too low a goal percentage, to score a goal we have to create five chances – explains Allegri, referring to one of the worst figures in Serie A, with only 28% of balls used. – and they are not Juve numbers. We need more wickedness and more clarity in front of goal. ” As for the training, Morata should be paired with Dybala who “is fine and has trained with his teammates and is ready to play”, while Arthur will not be there: “This morning he arrived late for training, for this reason he did not will be called up. These things happen during the season, there are no problems “.
Venice (4-3-3): 88 Romero; 7 Mazzocchi, 31 Caldara, 30 Svoboda, 3 Molinaro; 5 Vacca, 27 Busio, 44 Ampadu; 33 Crnigs, 17 Johnsen, 14 Henry. (12 Lezzerini; 13 Modolo, 22 Ebuhei, 28 Schnegg, 55 Haps; 8 Tessmann, 18 Heymans, 19 Bjarkason, 23 Kiyine, 42 Peretz; 9 Forte, 10 Aramu). All. Zanetti. Disqualified: 32 Ceccaroni Defendant: 18 Heymans, 10 Aramu. Not available: Maenpaa, Sigurdsson, Okereke, Dezi, Fiordilino, Ala-Myllymachi, Bocalon, Bertinato, Zigoni, Neri.
Juventus (4-2-3-1): 1 Szczesny; 2 De Sciglio, 19 Bonucci, 3 Chiellini, 12 Alex Sandro; 27 Locatelli, 25 Rabiot; 11 Cuadrado, 10 Dybala, 20 Bernardeschi; 9 Morata (36 Perin, 23 Pinsoglio, 4 De Ligt, 17 Pellegrini, 18 Kean, 21 Kaio Jorge, 24 Rugani, 30 Bentancur, 45 De Winter, 46 Soulè). Herds Allegri. Disqualified: none. Beware: Cuadrado, Danilo. Unavailable: Arthur, Chiesa, Danilo, Kulusevski, McKennie, Ramsey. Referee: Valeri di Roma Snai odds: 8.50; 4.75; 1.37.
Source From: Ansa