Zoff defends Allegri and issues Gatti warning

Juventus legend Dino Zoff believes Max Allegri is the right coach for Juventus to return to winning ways, but warns that it will take time to understand whether Federico Gatti is worthy of Juventus.

The Italy international made his senior Azzurri debut in a Nations League clash against England earlier this month and impressed many with his performance against the Three Lions.

Juventus signed him in January, but he will only move to Turin in the summer, following his loan spell at Frosinone. Zoff believes that it will take time to see if Gatti could become a valuable option for Max Allegri.

The coach was heavily criticised by fans and media after completing the first trophyless campaign for Juventus in 11 years. However, the 1982 Italy World Cup winner sees Max as the right man for the Old Lady to return to winning ways.

During his interview with Il Bianconero, Zoff also discussed Donnarumma’s choice to pick PSG over Juventus a year ago.

What Zoff said about Juventus, Allegri, Di Maria, Gatti and Donnarumma

DI MARIA – “Juventus must become title contenders again, they can’t afford another top-four finish. Di Maria is doing well, let’s see how he will do.”

ALLEGRI THE RIGHT COACH TO WIN – “I think so, it wasn’t easy to qualify for the Champions League and he has some merit. I hope, Juve will return to winning ways straight away.

DONNARUMMA – “He wanted to go to Paris and I think he is happy there. PSG are a top team and I don’t think the situation competition with Navas will repeat next season.

GATTI – “He seems a good player, but he needs time. We can’t base our assessments on an international match at the end of the season. The early signs are promising, but time is needed


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