As time has gone on since he's taken over as Juventus, Max Allergri has conditioned us to not knowing what his starting lineup on a game-by-game basis will be. That's obviously by design — not only to keep us guessing, but also preventing the opposition from truly knowing what they're about to see the next day.
That's why when Allegri strolled up to the microphone and said this at his pre-match press conference on Saturday, there was a little bit of "Wait...what?"
You see, that's actually Allegri telling us what over half of his starting lineup against Carpi will look like. Like, seriously, you guys. Think of all the times that Allegri has trotted out something that sounds like it's from the MTV show 'True Life' when it comes to his starting lineup. "You think you know, but you have no idea...."
Well, now we do have an idea. A pretty good idea, at that, too. We don't know what formation it could be as of this post going live,but we are going to find out soon enough. Lunchtime kickoff on one of the final Serie A Sundays of the season is nearly here. With that comes a sleep deprived BWRAO manager and hopefully another Juventus win that we get to talk about for the next couple of days.
We won't get the chance to celebrate Juventus wins for much longer. That's not because the club is going away anytime soon, but simply because we're almost at the end of the 2015-16 season. Three games are all that remain. Maybe the revelation of most of Juventus' starting lineup is Allegri's title-winning treat to all of us. Either way, seeing another Juventus win would be, I must admit.
And we don't want to make Max angry on the same day that Leonardo Bonucci celebrates his birthday, right? RIGHT.
Can't say I disagree there, folks.
Juventus XI (3-5-2): Gianluigi Buffon; Daniele Rugani, Leonardo Bonucci, Patrice Evra; Juan Cuadrado, Paul Pogba, Hernanes, Kwadwo Asamoah, Alex Sandro; Mario Mandzukic, Álvaro Morata
Juventus bench: Rubinho, Emil Audero, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Andrea Barzagli, Simone Padoin, Mario Lemina, Sami Khedira, Stefano Sturaro, Roberto Pereyra, Simone Zaza, Paulo Dybala
Carpi XI (3-5-1-1): Vid Belec; Cristian Zaccardo, Simone Romagnoli, Emanuele Suagher; Stefano Sabelli, Marco Crimi, Isaac Cofie, Rapheal Martinho, Riccardo Gagliolo; Simone Verdi; Jerry Mbakogu
How to watch
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