Federico Chiesa insists he ‘NEVER had a problem’ with Massimiliano Allegri
Federico Chiesa insists he ‘NEVER had a problem’ with his boss Massimiliano Allegri and criticizes Italian media for creating ‘pointless gossip’ amid Juventus’ poor start to the season
- Federico Chiesa has denied he has a ‘problem’ with Allegri
- The 23-year-old attacker called such a suggestion ‘pointless gossip’
- The alleged rift would have arisen after Juve’s match against Milan
- The Italian manager said he made a mistake when he played Chiesa . brought in
- He also criticized Chiesa’s decision to chase Pierre Kalulu down the wing
- However, Chiesa says he has no problem with it and that it is all “pointless gossip”
Federico Chiesa has denied having a ‘problem’ with Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, calling such a suggestion ‘pointless gossip’.
Italian news outlets have reported a possible drift between the player and the manager after Allegri said he should have brought in “more defensive players” in their 1-1 draw with Milan last week.
However, Chiesa – who helped Italy win the Euro this summer – has refuted such allegations, saying there is “no problem” between him and the manager.
Federico Chiesa has denied he has a ‘problem’ with Massimiliano Allegri
Chiesa has instead said he is focused on helping Juventus restore their Serie A dominance.
He told Amazon Prime Italy: ‘I’ve never had a problem with the coach, this was just made up by the media. I do as he asks, there is no problem here.
“I know you really like it when Juve start the season badly so you can start with pointless gossip, but we’re all behind the coach and want to take Juve back to the years when they dominated the Scudetto race.”
The 23-year-old (left) attacker calls such a suggestion ‘pointless gossip’
The alleged split came after the Italian manager – who replaced Andrea Pirlo at the helm – said he made a mistake when he called in Chiesa during last week’s match with AC Milan.
The alleged split came after the Italian manager – who replaced Andrea Pirlo at the helm – said he made a mistake when he brought in Chiesa, Dejan Kulusevski and Moise Kean last week.
He told DAZN: ‘I admit I made mistakes in the substitutions, I was wrong. I should have put in more defensive players and locked up the 1-0 lead, so I take responsibility for that.’
La Gazzetta dello Sport then highlighted the manager’s disappointment with Chiesa’s performance. The manager criticized Chiesa’s decision to chase Pierre Kalulu down the wing, as it forced Wojciech Szczesny to intervene to stop a goal for Milan.
Chiesa has instead said he is focused on helping Juventus reaffirm their Serie A dominance
Chelsea are linked with a potential move for Chiesa as he has scored 17 goals
He said: ‘He came into a difficult moment in the game and I needed him to get the ball to the opponent’s half. He has to grow and become aware of what he can do, because we are at Juventus.’
Chiesa, however, refuted claims the pair were on bad terms after helping Juventus beat Chelsea 1-0 on Wednesday night in their Champions League game.
Nevertheless, Chiesa could leave the club if things fail between him and his manager, as he has attracted a significant amount of interest from European clubs.
Chiesa joined Juve in the summer of 2020 – on an initial two-year lease with an obligation to buy – and has scored 17 goals and provided 11 assists.
As a result, Chelsea are believed to be keeping an eye on the youngster for the next transfer window.