Massimiliano Allegri says that Juventus can certainly learn a lot from the recent stumbles faced by Barcelona in the Spanish league.
The Catalan club had a 10 point advantage going into the months of April and May. It looked like the title race in Spain was done and dusted despite the league having one of the best teams in the world – Real Madrid. Barcelona, though, have suffered a huge wobble and the title race is back on again. Failure to win the last three games in the league have meant that Barcelona have lost their huge advantage in the league.
They are now only three points ahead of Atletico Madrid and just one point ahead of Real Madrid, who have played a game more. The team is under immense pressure now to win the home game against struggling Valencia. Allegri does not want his Juventus team to also face the same fate. He refused to attribute this decline down to complacency. Juventus have been one of the inform teams in European football over the last few months. Despite a very poor start to the season, they have stormed to the top of the table. Their last defeat in the league was back in October 2015. Even more impressive is that they have dropped only two points since then.
“Any error could be extremely costly. I look to the example of Barcelona – a week ago people assumed they had won the Liga and were Champions League favourites.Fast forward seven days and their lead in the Liga has been cut to three points and they are out of Europe.Until it is mathematically decided, we cannot assume anything is done and dusted. We’ve won 21 of the last 22 games, but that counts for nothing unless we get the Scudetto,” said Allegri, whose team have a six-point advantage over Napoli.