Sat 04 March 2023 | 15:01

Allegri: "Champions League qualification is like winning 3 Scudettos"

Juventus were hit with a 15-point penalty for false accounting on Friday after an appeal hearing at the Italian football federation. The deduction has pushed them down to seventh place on the Serie A table.

12 points away from fourth-placed Milan, Max Allegri outlines how difficult qualifying for the Champions League is this season. The Juventus boss said ahead of his side's clash with Roma: "

Perhaps my words have been misrepresented.

"I said that the Champions League chase is an impossible, difficult thing.

"That said, the team at the moment has made 50 points. On the field, we are doing well and we must continue.

"Even among those in front, one will miss out between Inter, Milan, Lazio and Roma. One is left outside, and there is also Atalanta still behind who have the possibility to return.

"There are 42 points at stake, right? Everything is still to be played, so we have to take one step at a time. We can't look too far ahead, and we have to work for 'mini' goals."

Asked whether the achievement would be similar to winning the Serie A title, the Italian coach said: "

Going with minus-15 into the Champions League is not like winning a Scudetto. It would be like winning three."

Jose Mourinho will be absent in their upcoming game following a suspension due to his red card Cremonese. Allegri added:

"I would be sorry if he wasn't there. I hope to see him on the pitch.

"In my opinion, once the coach is thrown out of the game, you can give him a fine, then the next time he has to be on the bench. With fines, you can maybe help those in need."



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