Why is the Juventus Football Club doing all the wrong things?
Posted On August 9, 2021
Juventus is a team that has a long history of winning games, but its recent history in Serie A is often overshadowed by the fact that they’re one of the biggest spenders in the game.
They are currently top of the table, but a string of bad results over the past two years has led to the club being forced to make changes.
This week, the Serie A champions announced a slew of changes, including the addition of four new players, with the biggest of these being the signing of former Ligue 1 midfielder André Schürrle.
But what does the future hold for this new-look squad?
It is currently looking like Juventus will be without André as well as Giorgio Chiellini for the rest of the season, with Giorgi Pirlo also ruled out of action with an ankle injury.
What’s the future for André?
André is one of Serie A’s most versatile players and a player who has proved to be a huge factor in Juve’s recent successes.
He can play as a right-back or as a winger, and has shown the ability to make the most of his position, which has allowed him to score more goals than any other player in Serie B. However, as the current form of the team has been getting increasingly difficult, the player has been left with little choice but to move to the defensive midfield role.
While this may be a great position to play, it also seems like it would be a risky one to fill, as Juventus are currently lacking an alternative in this position.
The problem for Androu is that he is already a long-term absentee from the team due to the fact he is currently on international duty, with his father being in the squad and the pair sharing the same number of international caps.
The situation has forced André to find new ways of playing his game, and his first game back from international duty in the form of a 3-1 win over Genoa on Sunday was a fantastic display.
His performance was so much more than a one-off performance, and the team were rewarded with a win that would have been enough to seal their top-four spot.
However there were also a number of other issues that were on the mind of the fans, with Juventus being the only team in Serie C that has failed to score in all competitions this season.
The fans, it appears, are fed up with the current state of the club.
This has led them to voice their displeasure with the club’s transfer policy, and their frustration is only likely to continue.
As things stand, Juventus currently sit sixth in Serie D with a record of 10-8-3, having beaten Roma 2-0 on aggregate in the previous game.
There are a number things to like about this team right now, but they have to start putting their performances into perspective if they want to be considered one of Europe’s best.
The only way Juventus can really improve their position is to improve their performance at the other end of the pitch.
Juventus are clearly a team to watch in the coming months, but with a lack of quality and a new crop of players that will need to be developed, it is going to be interesting to see how they can get on with their task.