Allegri: 'We might have had a different market if Ronaldo left earlier' - Football Italia

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said the transfer market could have been different if Cristiano Ronaldo had left the club earlier this summer. ‘On August 28, with three days left, you don’t have the possibility to replace him’.

Giorgio Chiellini has criticised the timing of Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United and Allegri added that the Bianconeri could have done more to replace the Portuguese superstar if didn’t wait until August 28 to leave the Allianz Stadium.

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“I learned one thing,” Allegri told DAZN. “The things that are said and the things that are done are interpreted by everyone.

“I believe that Chiellini said positive things about Cristiano, an extraordinary player who it was an honour to coach, and I have coached many champions.

“It’s normal that on August 28, three days before the end of the transfer market, you don’t have the possibility to replace him. The club did well to get Kean, a player who scored important goals and I’m happy.

“It he had left a month earlier, perhaps the club would have had the opportunity to work in a different way. It’s just a question of the market, it hasn’t created any problems.”

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“I’m already struggling to be a coach, the President is on the front line, and he knows very well what needs to be done,” Allegri added. “I believe that to improve football and the quality, important decisions must be made.”

The coach said Inter ‘remain favourites’ to win the Scudetto this term, despite Napoli and Milan dominating Serie A after 10 games.

He spoke about Juventus’ targets in the Champions League and the domestic league this term.

“Juve cannot set goals, now we only have the passage to the next round in the Champions League,” he said. “Indeed, first there’s Verona.

“We must take one game at a time and then see what we are capable of doing, the others think of the rest.

“I believe that Inter remain favourites, but Milan and Napoli are doing well and have all the credentials to win the championship.

“Then, in football, you never know why you might get a run and close the gap. But it’s all stuff that doesn’t concern us, we only focus on ourselves.”

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