I Thought Of Resigning After The Champions League Final - Massimiliano Allegri

I Thought Of Resigning After The Champions League Final - Massimiliano Allegri
10/8/2017

Juventus were outclassed by their Spanish rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League Final back in may and Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri has admitted he almost resigned after that.

Juventus had leveled the game by halftime with Mandzukic's spectacular goal but after the break the Juventus defense was made a mess by Real Madrid forwards.  The Italians conceded three more goals, which is more than all Goals conceded by the team in the whole competition.

"I left Cardiff with the team and returned to Italy," Allegri wrote in the Players' Tribune . "The next evening, when I got home, I had to ask myself a very hard question: Is this the end of the road? Is this as far as I can take this team?
"I wondered if I should write the final chapter to my story at Juventus. Part of me was thinking about walking in on Monday and respectfully resigning.

"When I got home after that defeat, I had to think hard about whether to continue. I thought about why I had become a manager in the first place.

"I do this because I love teaching. It is truly the joy of my life. I like making players better and smarter.


"So when I thought about this Juventus squad, my decision became quite personal. I know I still have a lot to prove. And I know I still have a lot to teach. So that night, before I went to bed, I decided that if the club was on board with my strategy and we could move on together, then I would stay on."

Massimiliano Allegri also name Gianluigi Buffon and Paulo Dybala as the pillar of his team.
"For me, I look at Paulo Dybala and Gigi Buffon. In a way, they are the symbol of this team," he continued. "I see Dybala, like a bright boy about to start his first year in school.

"Buffon, with a World Cup, is about to get his master's degree. One with his career ahead of him and one near the end. One who wants to show that he can be one of the greats in Europe. One who is already a great, but wants to end his legacy on top.

"I know we can shed the scabs from Cardiff. I know we can have a great season. I know we can have a great Champions League campaign."
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