‘One doesn’t win by chance’ – Allegri slams criticism after Juve’s eighth successive Serie A title
The Turin club claimed their their fifth Scudetto under their current manager and he insisted the job of winning the title is harder than it seems
Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri said success does not come by chance after guiding the Italian giants to an eighth successive Serie A title.
Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Fiorentina extended Juve’s domestic dominance with five rounds remaining – a streak dating back to 2011.
Allegri has claimed five successive Scudetto honours since replacing Antonio Conte in 2014, however, he has been criticised for Juve’s failure in Europe.
Juve – who have finished runners-up in the Champions League twice under Allegri amid their drought which goes back to 1996 – were eliminated by Ajax in the quarter-finals this season.
Discussing his critics, Allegri told reporters: “That’s part of the game and it has to be accepted because it could also be stimulating.
“What I say, well rather than say I think, is that first of all I grew up trying to stay close to the best. And then I never criticised somebody who achieved a result or that did important things, in business or as a manager and stuff like that.
“Everybody has their own methods. But the objective must be achieved. And therefore you cannot criticise. You can like or dislike somebody, but you cannot criticise somebody this way.