Juventus defeated Trofeo Berlusconi 2-1 on Saturday evening, with goals from U23 star Filippo Ranocchia and Dejan Kulusevski to win.
After the game, coach Massimiliano Allegri was asked about Kulusevski’s performance and perspective.
“Kulusevski has potential, but he has to improve a lot. After all, he’s only 21 and has to be more determined in front of the goal, much more effective in attacking the goal.
“He shouldn’t always grab the inside of the foot or try to place it, sometimes you have to stick the foot through.”
How has Nicolò Fagioli improved in the more than two years since Allegri last saw him?
“He came on as a substitute and had a good second half, he was active, clean and I saw progress. We evaluate with the club what needs to be done.
“These are young players who lack experience, they are sometimes ashamed to push the ball away, but sometimes you have to do that during a game situation. We need to teach them some of the tricks of the trade. “
There are still rumors that Miralam Pjanic is aiming for a Barcelona return to Juve, with Allegri directly asking if he has a good word for his former linchpin. Surprisingly, however, the coach decided to talk about Aaron Ramsey instead, who was placed in a more defensive midfield role in a 4-3-3 formation;
“I don’t know anything about that. The club takes care of the transfer market, we talk every day. Ramsey played very, very well in defense and I think he can really be an important player in that role.
“I greet Mire, because we have spent four years together with great victories. He’s a Barcelona player now, we have talented players and I think if Ramsey can be convinced to play in front of the defense he can do really well there. He already sees pass channels, has a good feel for the geometry of the field and can also rest more on the ball than before. “
Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala did not make the trip to Monza as they continue to achieve full off-season fitness.
“Ronaldo came with enthusiasm, like everyone else. Dybala has a muscle problem on his left foot, which is the stronger one. He should be available for us against Barcelona along with everyone else who should come on Monday. Then we have 20 days together to prepare for the season. “