Massimiliano Allegri (11 Viewers)

Was Allegri a good choice: Yes or no?

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MikeM

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Sep 21, 2008
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This is easily the worst defence we've had in the last few years. We have huge problems back there. Bonucci is unplayable. There is nothing Allegri can do except bench him. He literally does not mark the striker right in front of goal. How the hell do you remedy that?

Alex Sandro is a complete disaster as well. In a 4-4-2, these two guys are going to sink us really fast in the CL. The amount of space Alex Sandro leaves between himself and the LCB is unbelievable. We cannot cover it unless we have a DM sitting right there, basically as a 5th defender.

I don't see how we can play a 2 striker formation in the late stages of the CL. We are wide, wide open. More than any Madrid or Barca team that got carried by Messi/Ronaldo. So I don't think we can rest on Ronaldo, we are going to have to defend something at some point.
 

icemaη

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Aug 27, 2008
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This is easily the worst defence we've had in the last few years. We have huge problems back there. Bonucci is unplayable. There is nothing Allegri can do except bench him. He literally does not mark the striker right in front of goal. How the hell do you remedy that?

Alex Sandro is a complete disaster as well. In a 4-4-2, these two guys are going to sink us really fast in the CL. The amount of space Alex Sandro leaves between himself and the LCB is unbelievable. We cannot cover it unless we have a DM sitting right there, basically as a 5th defender.

I don't see how we can play a 2 striker formation in the late stages of the CL. We are wide, wide open. More than any Madrid or Barca team that got carried by Messi/Ronaldo. So I don't think we can rest on Ronaldo, we are going to have to defend something at some point.
We can't bench Bonucci. We have only two players who can pass the ball and he's one of them. Wouldn't be surprised if we see a 3 man backline of some sort.
 

Boksic

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May 11, 2005
7,908
Credit to Allegri for leaving Costa and Dybala up the pitch when defending a corner at 1-0 before the second goal. Attack minded approach and it paid off with Costa starting the move for the 2nd goal.

Not so attack minded was the 3 man mid of Matuidi, Khedira and Can. Plus we were going to have MDS playing too, but Cancelo did an excellent job instead.

He needs to do something about Bonucci's defending because you can get away with it vs Chievo, Parma and Sassuolo. But probably won't in bigger games.
 

Hustini

Optimist Prime
May 29, 2005
79,362
“Maybe he was irritated at a foul before, but it doesn’t matter, because this absolutely must not happen. The one thing we must avoid doing is falling for provocation,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“We could’ve scored a third goal, but instead we started to play as individuals, we tried to dribble past everyone, this wound up the opposition, who then reacted badly and you get to situations like Douglas Costa.
“You just had to see the first three games and how close Ronaldo went to scoring. Again today, he was a little too hasty and eager to score, but it bounced off the post and right into his path. That unblocked him.”
Paulo Dybala was not expected to start, but he played in more of a trequartista role behind the forwards.
“Today, even though it was the first time with this system, we did well. Naturally, the full-backs have to give more width. Sassuolo fought hard and as they became tired later on, we took full control of the game.”
Max post match.
 

Vlad

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May 23, 2011
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4-3-3 gives the right balance, that extra midfielder is there to protect defense so we dont get overrun by stronger teams. Additional defender in and we would lose attacking edge
 

Kopanja

Senior Member
Jul 30, 2015
2,658
Alex Sandro is a complete disaster as well. In a 4-4-2, these two guys are going to sink us really fast in the CL. The amount of space Alex Sandro leaves between himself and the LCB is unbelievable. We cannot cover it unless we have a DM sitting right there, basically as a 5th defender.
Really? I though he was solid, except one moment when he clearly got injured and just stopped running, was substituted bu Cuads in next 3 minutes.
 

Juve_fanatic

Second coolest member!
Apr 5, 2006
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This formation we played today is EXACTLY what i wanted to see. The 4-3-2-1. Except, ideally for me, Costa instead od Mandzo. However, i am so, so happy Allegri actually went out with thr formation i actually postrd about 2 days ago. Would have been much much better if Khedira and Matuidi disnt play together but Bentancur instead of Khedira playing as regista and Can as the Box to box.
 
Sep 4, 2006
59,575
This is easily the worst defence we've had in the last few years. We have huge problems back there. Bonucci is unplayable. There is nothing Allegri can do except bench him. He literally does not mark the striker right in front of goal. How the hell do you remedy that?

Alex Sandro is a complete disaster as well. In a 4-4-2, these two guys are going to sink us really fast in the CL. The amount of space Alex Sandro leaves between himself and the LCB is unbelievable. We cannot cover it unless we have a DM sitting right there, basically as a 5th defender.

I don't see how we can play a 2 striker formation in the late stages of the CL. We are wide, wide open. More than any Madrid or Barca team that got carried by Messi/Ronaldo. So I don't think we can rest on Ronaldo, we are going to have to defend something at some point.
i don't remember Bonucci being this bad in the past. Maybe he is still working the Milan out of his system?
 

Kopanja

Senior Member
Jul 30, 2015
2,658
We've conceded the same amount after 4 rounds last year, we are going to be alright. I think we look much more compact this year.

EDIT:
we are very depending on Blaise though, he is very good so far
 

zizinho

Senior Member
Apr 14, 2013
39,301
This is easily the worst defence we've had in the last few years. We have huge problems back there. Bonucci is unplayable. There is nothing Allegri can do except bench him. He literally does not mark the striker right in front of goal. How the hell do you remedy that?

Alex Sandro is a complete disaster as well. In a 4-4-2, these two guys are going to sink us really fast in the CL. The amount of space Alex Sandro leaves between himself and the LCB is unbelievable. We cannot cover it unless we have a DM sitting right there, basically as a 5th defender.

I don't see how we can play a 2 striker formation in the late stages of the CL. We are wide, wide open. More than any Madrid or Barca team that got carried by Messi/Ronaldo. So I don't think we can rest on Ronaldo, we are going to have to defend something at some point.
we gonna have to start benching Dybala for Cuads in big games soon. wont be that hard either if he continues with such meh performances
 
Sep 4, 2006
59,575
Please Mister, start my formation :tup:

----------------------Voychek

Cancelo - Bonucci - Chiellini - AS

------ Bentancur- Pjanic - Matuidi

--------D Costa - Dybala - C Ronaldo
 

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