Juventus have experienced a miserable spell over the last seven days. They lost two games back-to-back in the league, and that’s why they have only amassed 15 points from 10 games in Serie A this season.
In a week where there was no Champions League encounter, Juve hosted Sassuolo in Serie A on Wednesday. Despite dominating the game for most of the part, the Old Lady ultimately succumbed to a 2-1 defeat. In the dying minutes, Maxime Lopez won all three points for the visitors. It was a disappointing loss for Massimiliano Allegri and its ramifications were felt in Juve’s next league game against Hellas Verona.
Within the first 15 minutes of the game, Juventus conceded two goals. Both were scored by Giovanni Simeone. Although Weston McKennie got one back in the 80th minute of the match, Juventus never looked too threatening to bother the Verona custodian, resulting in another defeat for Allegri’s troops.
Following the back-to-back defeats, Juventus have 15 points from 11 games in the Serie A points table. When it comes to a potential Scudetto aspirant, that point tally is not enough. To better the situation, Allegri needed to do something out of the box. And he has certainly taken a bold decision.
Juventus to go into a week-long training retreat
According to GOAL’s Juventus correspondent, Romeo Agresti, Allegri is set to put the Bianconeri squad into a training retreat starting from tomorrow to the next Saturday.
A squad retreat means that the Juventus players will not be able to return to their homes. It has been reported that they will stay at the hotel at the Continassa training complex, train together, and get prepared for the upcoming games. A practice like this is likely to enhance the harmony among the players and could be fruitful for the club’s short-term future.
Juventus will host Zenit in the Champions League on Tuesday evening. The hectic run of fixtures will end with a home game against Fiorentina on Saturday. Following an international break, Juventus will be playing their next game against Lazio on November 20.