Despite reaching the Champions League final fairly easily, Juventus’ manager Massimiliano Allegri has said that the players need to retain focus and improve.
The team reached their ninth European Cup final with a 4 – 1 aggregate win over Monaco and will now play in Cardiff on June 3rd.
There is just under a month to go and Allegri has said that the side must improve even more and maintain their focus as they target the treble.
“Juventus have a very good chance of winning the Champions League this season but we need to play even better,” he told the club’s official website after Tuesday’s 2-1 second-leg win.
He continued, “We have a month to work on improving and we must not forget that we have some very important games before then. We need a point at Roma on Sunday, otherwise we’ll have to beat Crotone to win the Scudetto. We must remain alert and fully focused at all times. I’m delighted with my players and what they’ve achieved this year. It wasn’t easy to go on the sort of run we’ve had in the Champions League. Now we’ve reached the crunch phase of the season and we need to give things some serious thought tomorrow because we haven’t won anything yet. We have the league, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League – in that order – to think about.”
This is the second time that Allegri has reached the Champions League final with Juventus in three years but he insisted that he cannot take credit for it. He said that he is able to achieve results because he has “quality players to work with.”
He said that he loves coaching but if he starts to feel “stressed out” and stops enjoying himself then he will stop.