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Massimiliano Allegri Storms Off the Pitch Swearing At His Juventus Players In X-Rated Rant

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Massimiliano Allegri Storms Off the Pitch Swearing At His Juventus Players In X-Rated Rant

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri was seen yelling and swearing at his players as he stormed off the pitch following Sunday's 1-1 draw with AC Milan.

In the clip, the Italian is alleged to have questioned whether his players 'even want to play for Juventus', with a few Italian outlets suggesting he said 'you are playing for Juventus' in an outraged, disbelieving tone.


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It's fair to say Allegri carried his frustration into the post-match press conference too.

"I'm angry tonight," the 54 year old told DAZN, as quoted by Football Italia. "We had a good first half, in the second half we risked losing it. Until the 1-1, we were in full control.

What makes me angry are the final 15 minutes. We should've suffered more, been ready to fight tooth and nail. At the moment you can't look at being aesthetically beautiful, you just take the result, even if it's ugly."

The six-time Serie A winner has made an indifferent start to life back at The Old Lady, with Juventus not winning any of their first four league matches for the first time in 60 years.

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Sunday's match perfectly captured what's currently going wrong for Allegri and his side. After taking the lead inside the first 5 minutes through Álvaro Morata on the counter attack, the Italian giants were in cruise control. However, after an equaliser from winger Ante Rebić 14 minutes from time, the hosts were shell-shocked and didn't look close to creating a chance, never mind scoring a winner.

And whilst supporters shared their manager's frustrations with those on the pitch at full-time, many were as critical of Allegri after the match, citing his substitution of Paulo Dybala as a big factor behind their inability to win the game.

"I will admit that I made mistakes on the substitutions," Allegri continued. "I got it wrong. I should have put more defensive players on and put the 1-0 lead under lock and key, so I apologise for that."

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Despite saying sorry for his substitutions, Allegri made sure his final words of the press conference were targeted at his players, whom he said need to take responsibility for their poor start to the new campaign.

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"I know you lot love talking about tactical systems," he snapped. "But when you are in front with 15 minutes to go, having practically not allowed Milan any shots on target, the system is irrelevant. You can be disorganised but you need to be determined.

If we take this attitude, it's unlikely we can win the league."

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Let's see if Allegri's comments have had an effect tomorrow night, when Juventus travel to face Spezia.

Topics: Serie A, Alvaro Morata, AC Milan, Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri

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