Allegri to consider tactical changes in defence because of Danilo’s injury?

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is reportedly considering making tactical changes in defence following the long absence of Danilo.

The Brazilian right-back suffered an adductor injury during Juve’s Serie A encounter against Lazio at Olimpico Stadium. That injury is forcing the versatile full-back to be sidelined for at least eight weeks.

Danilo’s absence could now trigger problems for Allegri especially in maintaining his preferred 4-4-2 formation. As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via, the coach might finally consider making tactical changes.

Allegri might finally revert back into three-man defence as he waits for Danilo’s return from his current injury. This decision could potentially happen as the tactician is not convinced with playing Juan Cuadrado as a full-back in place of his Brazilia teammate.

From the 17 games he has played this season, Cuadrado was only used as a right-back in two matches. His performance against Chelsea on Tuesday certainly adds more concern from Allegri.

The tactician’s hope to replace Danilo would probably be on the shoulder of Mattia De Sciglio. Unfortunately, De Sciglio’s physical issues could also be an issue to only count on him.

This is why the idea of returning to a three-man defence becoming more serious, especially once Giorgio Chiellini fully recovers. However, there will still be an issue for Juve to play with three center backs as that would mean they only have one alternative on the bench.


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