Juventus suffered a 2-1 defeat in the hands of Verona yesterday and Italian papers have now slammed them for abysmal display and labelled them ‘disaster’ after their fourth defeat of the season.
Juventus were outplayed on Saturday night, with Giovanni Simeone netting twice in the first 14 minutes before Weston McKennie scored a late consolation with 10 minutes left.
Juventus now sit in eighth position, 13 points behind leaders Napoli and AC Milan at the top of the Serie A table. This has caused the Old Lady outfit being branded a ‘disaster’ by Gazzetta dello Sport on Sunday morning.
Gazzetta went on to highlight how the squad lacked ‘identity and ideas’ and how they were ‘taught a lesson’ by Verona on their front page.
Meanwhile, Tuttosport led with the headline: ‘Juve, shame on you’ and, like Gazzetta, pointed towards a possible training retreat for the Juventus players following their latest setback.
Juventus have not won a game in their last three Serie A matches, drawing against Inter Milan earlier this month before facing a shocking defeat at home to Sassuolo and crowned by Saturday’s loss to Verona to seal off a terrible seven days for them.
Another paper, Corriere dello Sport described the loss as a ‘crisis in the dark’ for Juventus and also spoke about Allegri’s ‘fury’ towards his squad.
All three Italian papers highlighted the ‘shame’ Max Allegri spoke about after the Verona match, with Juventus picking up 15 points in 11 matches so far.
The Italian manager told Sky Sports Italia after the Verona loss: ‘To give explanations is difficult, we only need to shut up and work hard, it’s the only medicine.’
While speaking to Sky Sports Italia, Allegri said: ‘There is no explanation to give. We have to shut up and work hard. Hopefully, we are in a different position few months from now. We need to lift our heads up again. Having only 15 points in the league is shameful.”
He continued: “We have to accept the reality that we are a mid-table team now. We were complacent in the match and didn’t work hard. We are in a awful position and we have to take responsibility.”