Massimiliano Allegri said on Saturday that there were no changes for the Juventus team despite the Serie A club suffering a significant reduction in spending due to the use of transfers to strengthen their balance sheet.
Juve were slapped with 15 points by the Italian Football Federation on Friday evening, dropping them from third to 10th in Serie A and severely hampering their chances of qualifying for the Champions League. Next season’s Champions League.
Allegri’s side face Atalanta on Sunday night 12 points from the top four as they reach the halfway point of the season, and the coach tried to deflect questions about the impact of the ruling on on Friday between his campaign and the players.
“We need to close the first half of the season in the best possible way, after yesterday we need to stay strong as a group, keep our heads and work … we can’t think except for what happens on the field,” Allegri. asked the reporter.
“Nothing changes, we need to get points, tomorrow will be difficult because Atalanta are playing well and in good shape… We need to take a step forward.
Juventus said they will appeal the decision of the FIGC court to not only remove points but also give a ban to the club’s former leader and sporting director Federico Cherubini.
Cherubini was banned for 16 months while former chairman Andrea Agnelli and ex-chairman Maurizio Arrivabene were both banned for two years while former Tottenham Hotspur sporting director Fabio Paratici received a 30-month ban. now.
The club’s legal team described the verdict, which acquitted the eight other clubs accused in the trial, “clearly unfair”.
Juve has one shot at overturning the decision of the FIGC, in the country’s highest sports court of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI).
In the next two months, the CONI court will uphold or remove the sanctions issued by the FIGC, and Allegri wants to continue with his team if the verdict is in favor of Juve.
“We had 37 points before yesterday’s cut, one point from second place with a chance to get a place in the Champions League and maybe a shot at the title,” Allegri said.
“Therefore, we need to continue to do what needs to be done because the final order will be issued in the next two months.
“We don’t want to be two months in and regret not doing what we need to do.”