As the new head coach of Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri has a tough mountain to climb as the Italian tactician was selected as the man to replace Antonio Conte who resigned from his position of Juventus after being appointed as the coach of the Italian national team.
During his time in charge of Juventus, Antonio Conte led the club to 3 consecutive Serie A league titles. But after being designated as the next manager of Italy, Conte decided to step down from his role in the club and now Massimiliano Allegri is the man in charge to continue on with the success but things have turned slightly more difficult for Allegri as his star player, Andrea Pirlo is out injured for 1 month.
Andrea Pirlo picked up an injury on his right hip during a pre-season match and according to the medical staff of Juventus, the Italian midfielder will take at least 30 days to fully recover which means that Allegri will have to rotate and adjust the squad during the initial stages of the season without one of his star players.
The veteran midfielder will also be missing out from Italy’s friendly match against Netherlands on September 4 as well as a Champions League match of his club.
Juventus are still expected to be able to deal fairly well with the absence of Pirlo but it’s a substantially big blow for the club and for Massimilano Allegri as the former Ac.Milan manager can’t afford to start the Italian League with the wrong foot and needs to prove why he was the man selected to defend the Serie A title.
At his 35 years of age, a simple injury like this one could be trouble for a player of his elevated age and the Italian midfielder should not be rushed to make a return to the pitch.