Vlahovic scores few goals in an open game, unexpected attack on Allegri: “Juve game delays him”

Serbia coach Dragan Stojkovic expressed a very negative opinion about Allegri’s game with Juventus and the difficulties with which Vlahovic finds the goal of open play.

Author: Vito Lamorte

There Juventus is not having a brilliant time. The victory in the derby against Torino gave the atmosphere some relief, but the Bianconeri’s performances always fell short of expectations. In the sights of critics and fans, it’s over Massimiliano Allegri, who after the defeats against Monza and Maccabi Haifa seemed much less firm on his bench than a few weeks before: he came to his rescue Andrea Agnelliwho defended his coach and called everyone to take responsibility at this delicate moment.

Even the CT Serbia, Dragan Stojkovictalked about this complicated situation of the Old lady because in the Juventus squad there are two important players from their national team like Dusan Vlahovic and Filip Kostic. The coach was in Turin for Saturday’s derby and then went to dinner with his players. In an interview given to the newspaper Líbero, the recruiter expressed himself like this: “Juve are a different team than I knew, less strong in defence, also because they are poorly protected by a midfield that has little intensity and has a lot of difficulty in verticalizing”.

On this way of playing and on the difficulties in favoring Vlahovic in the goal zone, the former midfielder of Estrela Vermelha, Olympique Marseille and Verona said: “In this way, Vlahovic is slowed down in his best feature, which is attacking depth with his sprint as a sprinter.”.

The Juventus number 9 in this first part of the season scored 7 goals in 13 games, but most of them came from set pieces and are not the result of actions. From the first goal with Sassuolo, from a penalty, to the goal against Toro, which came from a corner, the Serbian forward was unable to be decisive in the goal area.

Vlahovic was helped in this regard by the inclusion of Milik in the starting line-up, or Kean in the last match: with two forwards and a different occupation of the area, now the former Fiorentina seems to be more comfortable and less alone.

For his plays, Stojkovic was nicknamed the “Maradona dell’Est” and with him in charge of the Serbian national team, he found a continuity of better results than in the recent past, also thanks to a generation of very strong players. The Serbian coach also spoke about the Mole derby and what he saw on the pitch, with a not exactly positive opinion: “Being a derby, we could have predicted more fight than game, and that was it. Nobody stood out in particular, not even Vlahovic, despite being the scorer of the goal that allowed Juve to win.”

Source: Fan Page IT