Buffon believes Allegri ‘knows what Juve need to recover’

Parma goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said ‘no one knows’ better than Max Allegri what Juventus ‘need to recover’.

The veteran left the Bianconeri after lifting the Coppa Italia and moved back to Parma, where it all started.

During the pre-season retreat, the 43-year-old spoke to Sky Sport Italia about the ‘disappointment’ from last term and the return of Allegri.

“I think that Juve, as a team, have all the credentials to win the Scudetto again,” Buffon told Sky Sport Italia. “It’s often talk of disappointment regarding last year, despite winning the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana.

“But the expectations were different, and this feeling of disappointment remained. Now they will ask Allegri to win the Scudetto and no one knows what Juve need to recover like him.”

Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci were influential when Italy won the European Championship this summer and Buffon said he’s ‘not surprised’ by the two veterans.

“Chiellini and Bonucci are not surprises, they are points of reference,” Buffon continued. “Every self-respecting national team needs the experience, solidity and certainty of some players.

“Having said that, for me, [Marco] Verratti is a champion and Jorginho is a top-level footballer, the surprises were undoubtedly [Federico] Chiesa and [Gianluigi] Donnarumma.”