Allegri set to rest Ronaldo for Serie A decider

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - JANUARY 15: Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus during the juventus training session - Italian Supercup previews on January 15, 2019 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images for Lega Serie A)

Max Allegri is confident Juventus’ squad players can deliver them an eighth straight Scudetto when they face SPAL on Saturday.

The Bianconneri will wrap up another Serie A title with just a point, and Allegri is not keen on risking star players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonardo Bonucci with the Ajax clash just a few days away.

Hence, that would pave way for fringe players and other squad players like Juan Cuadrado who hasn’t played since December to deliver the title.

“I have to evaluate today’s training session, but many first-teamers will rest,” the Coach said at a Press conference via Sky Sports Italia.

“There are players who need to rest. And maybe it’ll be an opportunity for some young players.

“Any Scudetto celebrations will be postponed until after Juventus-Ajax. Tomorrow could be an extraordinary day.

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“And it’ll have to be celebrated because an eighth straight Scudetto would be something extraordinary, thanks in part to the great work of the club.

Allegri hinted that Moise Kean will continue his fine form in front of goal with another start coupled with other names that may likely start.

“Kean will start. As for injured players, with the Champions League in sight, we’ll make decisions on Sunday morning.

“Risking Cristiano Ronaldo tomorrow makes no sense, neither does risking the others who played during the international break.

“However I’ll name a tough and fair team for the challenge that awaits us. Bonucci doesn’t have any problems, but he could rest tomorrow.

“In Amsterdam, we had a good game against a team who were difficult to face. Rugani was very good, like the rest of our defence, but I had no doubts about him.

“We had, between the field and our bench, five or six young lads in Amsterdam. It’s a good sign for the future.”