Juve's season ended with the exit of the Europa League at Sevilla, Allegri - Reuters says

Juve’s season ended with the exit of the Europa League at Sevilla, Allegri – Reuters says

May 28 (Reuters) – Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said on Sunday their season has effectively ended after a 3-2 aggregate defeat in their Europa League semi-final against Sevilla earlier this month.

Shortly after the European exit, Juve were conceded 10 points in Serie A in connection with their transfer dealings, dropping them to seventh place where they are currently on 59 points.

Since then, Juventus have suffered a shock 4-1 defeat at lowly Empoli and a 1-0 defeat at home to AC Milan on Sunday, dashing any faint hopes of a top-four finish.

“It’s sad to say it, but our season ended in Seville. We had no mental energy there,” Allegri told DAZN after Milan secured a spot in the Champions League with their win.

“…It has been an abnormal season, the team collected 69 points, so we should be proud and thank them for what they did,” added Allegri, emphasizing that without the points penalty they would have qualified for the Champions League. .

“Football gives, football takes, just like life. We will come out of this situation strengthened. But some teams have qualified for the Champions League because we lost 10 points. Everyone can agree on that, can’t they?”

Allegri said the club’s base remained strong and the performance of the season should not be underestimated.

“There are teams that have not been in the top four for six years. We were third on the field. We played the semi-finals of the Europa League and the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia.”

With one game left in Udinese this Sunday, Allegri said the season cannot end soon enough for his tired side.

“The most important thing is just to rest now, the sooner the better. After the game against Udinese, we have to evaluate calmly and realize that there is a good basis, it is not everything to throw away.”

Reportage by Tommy Lund in Gdansk; Edited by Ken Ferris

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