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Arrigo Sacchi big claim over Massimiliano Allegri style of play

Legendary AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi makes a big claim over Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri. Sacchi said that the current Juve boss is not the right man to lead them in Europe warning that his style of play isn’t the way to win big in Europe.

Sacchi told Radio 24 as Football Italia reports, “Juventus play an Italian style of football. Allegri can’t be challenged in Italy but his way of playing isn’t the way to win in Europe.”

Juventus won their seventh consecutive Serie A title this season to become the most successful Big Five club in an accumulation of their domestic trophies. Their seventh successive Scudetto adds their Serie A title to 34, one ahead of Real Madrid’s 33 La Liga title.

Out of seven successive Serie A title, four have come in presence of Massimiliano Allegri at Juve’s bench. It’s not only the Scudetto, but Allegri also made the domestic double on each of these occasions winning Coppa Italia as well. However, Juve boss has failed to deliver Europe’s most prized possession – Uefa Champions League.

Sacchi, former Milan boss was master of winning in Europe as he delivered back to back European Cups in 1989 and 1990 for AC Milan. He, of course, knows how to win big in Europe but it came as an insult to Allegri when he said he doesn’t know how to win in Europe.

Former Milan boss also adds, “At Milan, we had a powerful club with a certain history. It wasn’t enough to win, we had to win and convince. Usually whoever plays best wins in the end. My Milan was an ambitious club that didn’t disregard the style of play, we wanted to impose ours rather than just suffers that of the others.”

“These days we only judge the result. I think of the 1994 World Cup, we were losing to Nigeria in the 90th [88th] minute. Then we managed to win, and all the articles written when we were losing were torn up.”

Sacchi and Allegri have had differences in the past as well. When Juventus lose 1-0 against Atletico Madrid in 2014 Champions League, Sacchi accused Juve of playing for a draw, which Allegri didn’t like.

Allegri hit back saying, “Either you were watching a different game, or I was. You and I have two different philosophies. We are trying to limit  Atletico’s strength by controlling the ball. We had a lot of possession. We played to win. We just didn’t manage it.”

Let’s see, how Allegri respond this time to Sacchi accusations.


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