There is still a chance for Juventus to qualify for Europe, and the team is motivated to demonstrate on the pitch that the recent points deduction they received in Serie A is but another challenge that can be overcome.
Juve were deducted 10 points on Monday as a result of a fresh judgement by an Italian soccer court in a case that centered on their transfer activities. As a result, they plummeted from second to seventh place in Serie A, which placed them outside of the spots that qualify for European competition.
John Elkann, CEO of Exor, the holding company of Italy’s Agnelli family that controls Juventus, told reporters on Tuesday during an event at Bocconi University in Milan that “It’s a difficult moment for Juventus, on and off the pitch.” Elkann made the comments after attending the event. Juventus is controlled by the Agnelli family.
“(However), Juventus have always been tested by adversity and have emerged stronger as a result of it.
The head coach, Massimiliano Allegri, and I had a conversation today. He is deeply aware of the weight of the duty that our history places on him, and he is determined to compete in the upcoming two matches in order to earn a starting position for Europe.
After learning of the revised judgement late on Monday night, Juventus were soundly defeated by lowly Empoli 4-1. They will next play at home against AC Milan, who are now in fourth position, on Sunday before finishing the season away at Udinese on June 4.