Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was unusually caught expressing his anger in the technical area during the game.
Coach Allegri was angry at the players and staff from the bench during the first leg of the 2022-2023 European Europa League quarterfinals against Sporting CP held at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy on the 14th (Korean time). It became public knowledge through a video taken by a fan sitting near the Juventus bench.
Here is the story told by the Italian media: Juventus led 1-0 with Gatti’s opening goal in the 28th minute of the second half. Coach Allegri, who used three replacement cards before scoring the first goal, tried to secure the victory by putting in two midfielders at the end of the game. The director’s choices were Paul Pogba and Leandro Paredes.
Unlike Pogba, who was quickly ready to put in the coach’s replacement order, Paredes ran toward the locker room with a puzzled expression. “Paredes thought he wouldn’t be used, so he presented the jersey to a fan during the game,” he said. The reason he ran to the locker room was to bring another uniform.
Director Allegri, who confirmed this fact, expressed his anger by shouting beyond absurdity. Pogba looked at Paredes as if he was dumbfounded. Allegri calmed down and returned to his bench seat only after defender Leonardo Bonucci intervened. The substitutions of Paredes and Pogba were delayed until after the 40th minute of the second half. The match ended with Juventus winning 1-0.
The episode comes just days after Allegri and Paredes clashed on a training ground. Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Paredes was absent from the team luncheon after a verbal exchange with coach Allegri. Paredes, who was loaned to Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain this season, was dissatisfied with the playing time. His starts all season have been only 11, and the last time he started was against Spezia on 19 February.
Local reports are reporting that Juventus will not exercise Paredes’ full recruitment option. Paredes, who won the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as a member of the Argentina national team, is not having a very pleasant time in his team after the World Cup. 바카라