The Seria A giants are currently struggling to reach the level of their yesteryears after making some poor decisions in transfers and managements. They’re no longer the favorites to win the league or any domestic trophies.
In fact, betting on Juventus to win this season’s Champions League is simply unthinkable. They’re not even good enough to finish in the top 2 of their current groups.
Here are the reasons why Juventus are currently struggling:
Replacing Maurizio Sarri with Andre Pirlo broke the chain of progress- Juventus were able to win 9 consecutive League titles cause they were managed by exceptionally gifted manager. Antonio Conte, Massimiliano Allegri and Maurizio Sarri all performed brilliantly before the club decided to hire a rookie and break in the chain.
With Pirlo, Juventus lost focus and instantly fall into mediocrity. Now the club is struggling to get back to basis even under the tutelage of Massimiliano Allegri.
Failure to replace Cristiano Ronaldo with another world class striker- Juventus made a huge mistake by not replacing Cristiano Ronaldo without another world class striker. Moise Kean is a good striker but, he is not in the same level as Ronaldo and can’t guarantee the club 20 or more goals a season.
Juventus midfielders are slow and average – Apart from Manuel Locatelli who joined this season, Juventus do not have a world class midfielder who can dictate the tempo of the game with class and composure. The likes of Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Raboit, Arthur Melo, Rodrigo Bentancur and others are slow and lethargic with or without the ball.
Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is out of form- Wojciech Szczesny is currently struggling with form and fitness and now makes silly mistakes leads to comical goals. Sadly for Juventus, they do not have another top goalkeeper to provide competition for him or, replace him.
Alex Sandro and Jaun Caudrado are out of form- Juventus full backs Alex Sandro and Jaun Caudrado are no longer bombing up and down the flanks to provide support to the attack. Both fullbacks have lost that extra pace to push forward and now prefers to sit deep and defend rather than attack incessantly.