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Massimiliano Allegri says Adrien Rabiot must be ‘very ANGRY’ with his Juventus performances


Massimiliano Allegri denounces Adrien Rabiot’s ‘unacceptable’ goal return of six goals in two years at Juventus…

  • Massimiliano Allegri has called Adrien Rabiot’s return to Juve ‘unacceptable’. criticized
  • The 26-year-old midfielder has not been able to make an impact with the Italians
  • Allegri, 54, said Rabiot must have been ‘very angry’ at himself for his six goals
  • The Italian boss said he has ‘confused ideas’ about taking on Chelsea

Massimiliano Allegri was unable to contain his frustration with Adrien Rabiot ahead of his Juventus side’s clash with Chelsea, taunting the midfielder for his ‘unacceptable’ goal return.

Rabiot, 26, has been flattered to cheat since he moved from Paris to Turin on a free transfer two years ago, scoring just six times in 89 appearances for the Old Lady.

Managers usually view criticism of their players as a private matter in the dressing room, but Allegri spoke openly about his disappointment in Rabiot ahead of Juve’s crucial draw with the European champions tonight.

Allegri hopes to get more out of his underperforming stars

Massimiliano Allegri (R) has destroyed Adrien Rabiot (L)’s ‘unacceptable’ goal at Juventus

“Rabiot is available, his ankle is fine, so he will be available,” Allegri told Goal. “If a big club like Juve has chosen these players, there is a reason for it, the mentality makes the difference.

“They have to be very determined in attending training, scoring, defending, these elements make all the difference. How many good technical players have failed to explode in their careers?

“If I were Rabiot I would be really mad at myself, how many goals has he scored here in two years? Ten? It is not acceptable, if I were him I would be very upset.

Rabiot, 26, has scored just six goals in his 89 appearances since moving from PSG in 2019

Rabiot, 26, has scored just six goals in his 89 appearances since moving from PSG in 2019

The Juventus coach said his midfielder should be 'very angry' at his lackluster showings

The Juventus coach said his midfielder should be ‘very angry’ at his lackluster showings

“He has to improve on all these things to really get better and I’m sure he will be able to do that this year.”

Rabiot has in fact scored just 11 goals for Juventus during his two-year spell with the Italian giants and has been unable to bolster their midfield, which proved a weakness as Juve slipped to fourth place last season.

Allegri was roped in following the resignation of Andrea Pirlo in the summer, with the 54-year-old tasked with bringing back the glory days of his first stint as manager of the club.

Allegri admitted he has 'confused ideas' about team selection for the game against Chelsea

Allegri admitted he has ‘confused ideas’ about team selection for the game against Chelsea

However, his second term in office has started slowly with just two wins from his first six league games, and Allegri admitted he has “confused ideas” as he deliberates on his starting squad for tonight’s game.

“I have confused ideas,” he added when asked about his starting squad. ‘We had a good training, apart from [Aaron] Ramsey everyone is available.

“We have to play a very technical game, they are very solid, they have worked very hard, they are good at counter-attacks and set pieces.

“Maybe we will concede goals, it can happen, we will have to start from the beginning with a very good approach and play well on the pitch.”



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