Max Allegri has revealed that Juventus have mixed feelings after exiting the Champions League in the group stage but finishing in a Europa League spot.
The Bianconeri were beaten by PSG last night to end their UCL campaign with five losses and one win from six group stage games.
It’s a terrible way to compete for a top club like Juve, but at least they’ve secured relegation to the Europa League.
They can aim to win it but Allegri says they are not so happy to be out of the UCL even though the EUL is a nice consolation prize.
“We played a good game, the result is a shame,” Allegri told Mediaset via Football Italia.
“We are in the Europa League and from tomorrow we turn the page to focus on Serie A. We should be excited, angry and get back to work. There’s a part of us that should be happy about getting the Europa League spot, but another part has to be angry, because we can’t let this elimination go.”
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Competing in the Europa League is a new low for us, but at least it’s much better than not competing in any European competition.
We would do well to win it, but our players need to pay more attention to our league games.
This is because the only thing worse than ending our European campaign early is not qualifying for the next Champions League.