Allegri: Juve will field best possible squad

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is hopeful star Frenchmen Paul Pogba will be remaining at the club for this upcoming season despite links to Manchester United.

Due to the European Championships Pogba was not included in the Juventus squad which was brought to Melbourne for the upcoming International Champions Cup (ICC).

Despite the ongoing speculation and conjecture surrounding the 23-year-old, Allegri was confident their squad was good enough to preserve the Serie A title they accumulated last season.

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“At the moment I can say Pogba is a Juventus player and we don’t know what’s going to happen,” Allegri said.

“From here to August 31 which is the end of the transfer market, anything can happen, but we feel confident at the end of the August Juventus will have a good strong team that will be able to compete in all competitions.

“When we’re back in Italy we’ll have all the big players available, the market transfer window is still open. This club is doing well in that respect, so I’m very happy.”

The Italian powerhouse kicks off their pre-season preparations against A-League side Melbourne Victory at the MCG on Saturday night, subsequently they face Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night.

With the less experienced side on show, Allegri challenged the younger players of the squad to jump at this chance.

Allegri was also happy with the treatment and environment given to the players and acknowledge the illustrious history of success Melbourne Victory had.

“We came here because we work very well especially because of the temperatures and the facilities which are first class and look forward to our first game tomorrow which will be a good one,” he said.

“The most important thing tomorrow is to do our best and get used to playing once again. We know it’s not going to be easy playing against Melbourne as we know they’ve won three titles in Australia.

“It’s our real first game after preparations so the important thing we’d like to see is a good attitude and test the condition the players are in.

“Our best possible squad will be playing tomorrow, players especially the young ones who can show their worth. So there will be space for everyone, the most important thing for tomorrow is to have a good performance and to avoid injuries at all costs.”

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