The ongoing investigation into Juventus’ transfer deals did nothing to affect the calm atmosphere in the dressing room, coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Saturday ahead of their Serie A fixture against Genoa. Italian prosecutors this week raided the offices of the Turin club as part of an investigation into player transfers, including the conditions of the summer sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United.
The case caused a sensation in Italian media, but Juventus reiterated that they had always acted within the laws in force. Allegri said it did nothing to disrupt his team’s preparation. “The environment is completely calm. What we have to do is prepare a winning course,” he said at a press conference ahead of Sunday’s game.
“I have nothing to say about the rest, the club have issued press releases and have professionals to take care of the matter.” Juventus beat Salernitana 2-0 on Tuesday to recover from back-to-back defeats to Chelsea and Atalanta.
Allegri’s side, seventh in Serie A after a poor start to the season, now face another side in the relegation zone, Andriy Shevchenko’s Genoa. “We have to win again against Genoa, who have just won two defeats and a draw with Shevchenko,” said Allegri.
“He is a good coach despite his young age and he had a lot of experience with the Ukrainian national team, achieving fantastic results. For us it is an important and unmissable game.”
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