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Juventus and the puzzle Dusan Vlahovic: Did coach Massimiliano Allegri ruin the Serbian günen?

Dusan Vlahovic scored 20 goals in 24 games for the AC Florence this season. After moving to Juventus for 75 million euros, only seven goals were added. An Italian striker legend is particularly blame for Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri.

When Italy’s striker legend Christian Vieri was asked by the gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday to name the best striker in the current season of Serie A, Vieri: Dusan Vlahovic – in the striker’s version at his time at AC Florence. And not the Dusan Vlahovic, who has been with Juventus since January, well, his mischief.

Vlahovic scored 17 goals in 21 league games for the Fiorentina this season, plus three goals in Coppa Italia in three games. Since his change for 75 million euros transfer to the Italian record champions Juventus, Vlahovic’s first goal in the Champions League has been added in his first game, but otherwise only six goals in 13 league games.

In the Italian trophy, in which Vlahovic and Juve on Wednesday in the derby d’Italia in the final (9 p.m., live ticker) is concerned with the last title chance of the Vecchia Signora this season, Vlahovic has so far remained goalless in three games.

For Vieri, the reason for Vlahovic’s hit rate burglary is very simple: “If you play in a team that plays badly, you also play badly,” said the former Juve striker of the gazzetta.

juventus: antiquated and pragmatic football under allegri

Sure: that Juventus under Massimiliano Allegri never really played well this season is a fact. The returnee to the Juve trainer bench chose after a catastrophic season start and a very mediocrene first half of the season – at Christmas Juve Seventh – was a rather antiquated and maximum pragmatic tactical approach after Vlahovics to bring Juve forward in series A.

In fact, Juve never really played well or even spectacular, but with two outstanding games, the Italian record champion is already safe and thus the Champions League participation.

For Antonio Cassano, another legendary Italian striker who never played for Juventus, but was never embarrassed for steep theses, the question of guilt is obvious: “Juve does not know how to play football. When it comes to building a team, can not give you allgri, I’ve been saying that since September, which will be the next season, “he emphasized on Vieris Twitch channel BOBOTV.

During his time at AC Milan (2011 – 2012) – Allegri was a coach at the time – the head coach did not specify the tactics, but his assistant Mauro Tassotti.

Scoppia???? il caso Vlahovic, rischia il penale. + Conferenza stampa Allegri.
According to Cassano, it was only because Juventus spent “100 million euros” in winter. In view of this, fourth place is disappointing. And Vlahovic? I ruined allegri. Cassano’s conclusion: “Allegri has to go”

vlahovic in a statistics the worst player in Series A

In fact, Vlahovic’s arrival was not a key factor for Juve’s upswing. Although he scored a goal after 13 minutes, he only needed 32 seconds in the Champions League for his premiere goal, but the Serbian international often gave a hapless figure.

Above all, thanks to its sensational goal quota at the Fiorentina, Vlahovic with its 23 goals is still second in the scorer list of Serie A behind the indestructible Ciro Immobile (27 goals), but otherwise the data of the 22-year-old storm guns are rather disillusioning:

  • No player in series A lost the ball more often this season than he (392 ball losses), only four players in Europe’s top 5 leagues were even worse here (1st place: Jose Louis Sanmartin Mato from Deportivo Alaves).
  • Only 39 percent of Vlahovics passes into the penalty area arrived. For comparison: Erling Haaland, with whom Vlahovic was often compared in his Fiorentina version, gets 71 percent of his passports in the penalty area.
  • In Florence, Vlahovic scored a goal every 102 minutes. At Juve it is one every 206 minutes. His hit rate in the end has dropped from 22.99 percent to 12.5 percent.
  • In addition, Vlahovic releases fewer shots on the goal (3.6 to 3.1) and goal shots (6.1 to 5.9).

juve: Vlahovic replaced by Giorgio Chiellini

No wonder that there was a lot of ridicule when he was recently replaced by defender Giorgio Chiellini in the game against Venice: This was seen as an absurd example of how little it fits all -group idea of football.

But is that really due to the coach? Or is Vlahovic not as far as it had been made after his fabulous first half of Florence? At that time, the Serb in the notebooks had not only played the Juve scouts, but also sparked interest in BVB and Tottenham Hotspur. And even with the question of who might be able to replace Robert Lewandowski at FC Bayern Munich at some point, Vlahovic was repeatedly mentioned.

As Juve expert Fabio Licari wrote in the gazzetta on Monday, “the best number 9 in the league is still a foreign body at Juve”.

Of course, the game at Juve brings with it a completely different kind of pressure. “Dusan needs time,” said the former central defender of Bianconeri and FC Bayern Munich, Medhi Benatia, to the gazzetta. “If you arrive in Turin, you have to familiarize yourself with the weight of the jerseys you wear, regardless of your salary or price tag.”

Benatia continued: “Sometimes I saw him on TV as he complained. This is not okay. He is a guaranteed regular. Allegri will give him trust. He just has to be patient.”

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In any case, allegri horses suggestions that he had “ruined” one of the best young strikers in the world. He also rejected rumors about personal or tactical problems with Vlahovic and even went so far to emphasize that he was surprised at how well Vlahovic had beaten since his change in January.