Juventus’ Head Coach Massimiliano Allegri said that Morocco’s Atlas Lion Mehdi Benatia is a key player in the Italian giant.
Rabat –The head coach of Italy’s Old Lady, Massimiliano Allegri, defended Moroccan footballer Mehdi Benatia after he was benched for several key games.
The coach told reporters at a press conference that Benatia is an important player and letting him go would be a “mistake.”
He also said that Benatia played six games with the football team. He added that the footballer was not always feeling well, but he remains a key player for Juventus.
Allegri also shut down rumors he was leaving Juventus, saying that he still has a year and a half left of his contract.
He also told reporters that he is happy with the Italian giant.
Earlier this week, Benatia reassured his fans that hard times will pass, saying that a “lion never dies, he sleeps.”
His message for his fans illustrates his determination to work hard to improve his skills and move his career forward.
Benatia thanked his fans for their support in this “difficult period.”
The footballer joined Juventus from Bayern Munich, initially on loan in 2016. He was later signed permanently by the club in the 2017-18 season.
Benatia is also the captain of the Moroccan national football team.