Fans would be hoping for better after juventus only managed to secure a win against Chievo in their first league game of the season
While goals from Sami Khedira, M. Bani(OG) and Bernardeschi handed juventus all three points in their opening fixture of the new serie A season, it was a rather laboured win for the champions against chievo with debuting Cristiano ronaldo failing to find the target.
Juventus after the Summer transfer definitely has one of the most exciting squad in football at the moment but bringing the best out of them is another thing for the boss. Massimiliano Allegri almost saw his tactical approach cost him the win against chievo after the manager opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation with Cristiano ronaldo as a striker.
Cristiano Ronaldo is no Striker
He may score a lot of goals probably more than a striker does, but Cristiano Ronaldo is no striker and will never be. That knowledge helped Zinedine zidane bring the best out of the forward and if Allegri wants the same, then he would have to acknowledge that fact.
Cristiano ronaldo loves to play from the left as we saw in the last minutes of the game when Mario Manzukic was brought on, allowing the Portuguese to cause more problems driving in from the wing. Ronaldo is more suited for a 4-3-3 or a 4-4-2 formation but not as a striker in a 4-2-3-1 and Allegri would have to accept that or face wasting a £105m asset in Cristiano.
Paulo Dybala lost in the crowd
Paulo Dybala was left gasping for breath as the forward offered next to nothing in the game against chievo after being played as an attacking midfielder. Once again it’s all down to Allegri’s tactical approach to the game.
Dybala was literally lost after he was played a little further down the park against chievo. A better option for the Argentine could have been next to Cristiano Ronaldo up in front where he obviously seems more comfortable and a bigger threat to opponents.
A better tactical approach for the manager
Well obviously I won’t be speaking just for myself when I say we[Fans] would always want to see the likes of Cristiano ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa and Cuardrado in the starting lineup and that leaves the manager in a serious dilemma to please the fans as opposed to getting the job done his way.
However returning to a back three may solve the problem for the manager. Juventus have obviously looked stronger in a 3-5-2 formation and that may not only free Cristiano ronaldo but also accommodate Douglas costa and Cuardrado and at the same time allow Paulo Dybala a chance to play in his favourite position.
What do you think ?