StoryAllegri reiterates Juventus commitment after Champions League exit

Juventus manager Max Allegri has said that he is committed to the cause of the club despite the recent Champions League exit at the hands of Ajax. The Bianconeri were outclassed by Ajax over the course of the double-legged quarter-final and the latter eventually prevailed with a 3-2 aggregate in the end.

Speaking after the game, Allegri praised the performance from Ajax and said that the Eredivisie outfit truly deserve to make the next stage of the competition. He added that he is fully committed to the Turin giants for the future and the immediate focus remaining on clinching an eighth successive Serie A crown.

He said: “Ajax deserved to progress to the next phase, they really did well today in the second half. First half? We did very well in the first half but once they tied the game up, we lost our intensity. I spoke to him recently and we will meet again in the coming days to program the future of Juve. I had already told him that I would be staying here in Turin. We now have to finish off the season on a high and win our 8th straight league title.”

“Juventus had been one of the favourites to reach the semi-final stage of the elite competition“ but they were up against an organised Ajax side, who had no fears in taking the challenge to the Bianconeri backline. As such, they managed to prevail with a solid 2-1 triumph in Turin and it remains to be seen whether they “can continue their excellent“ journey at the semi-final stage where they could face one of Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester City.

Meanwhile, their immediate attention should shift to the Eredivisie, where they are currently ahead of holders PSV Eindhoven at the top with a superior goal difference. They are scheduled to face ninth-placed Groningen on the road this weekend.