Football Italian has learned that Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has been told by his players to ‘take care’ of their lawns, a sentiment echoed by some of the team’s supporters.
Speaking to reporters at a training session ahead of the first leg of their Serie A Champions League quarter-final against Sampdoria, Allegri said that his players have to make sure that their lawn is maintained and ‘not the next day you get a call from a lawyer’.’
There is a saying that if you don’t do it yourself, you will have to take care of it, so we are going to have to work harder and more often,’ Allegri added.
The comments come after Allegri had to issue a statement on Tuesday evening, in which he promised that ‘if we cannot keep our lawns clean, we will take care’ to ensure that the team is in a position to compete in the final.’
If we don’t, then the coach and I will have nothing to say to you, it’s very clear,’ Allegro told reporters.’
But there is no point in complaining.
We will do our best to keep the grass as clean as possible.’
Despite the statement, the Bianconeri have yet to win any of the four rounds of the competition, and have failed to make it to the last 16.
Despite Allegri’s promises, some of his players are reportedly unhappy with the situation, with one describing it as ‘bullying’.’
It is not good, I don’t like it,’ said midfielder Giuseppe Rossi.
‘It is more like bullying, but it’s not something you should say.’
I don’t know why they want to bully me, but I think that is what they want, they are not happy with the results.’
It’s not good to be bullied, I have a good relationship with them.
We talk a lot about football, but we don.
It’s not that they are bullying me.
It is a team issue.’
Meanwhile, the team are reportedly considering changing the nickname of their new stadium, due to be unveiled in 2019.
‘I don ‘t want to change it but we can change it in the future,’ Rossi said.