Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri has insisted he is “not worried” about Angel Di Maria after the Argentine limped off against Sassuolo.
Di Maria opened the scoring on his debut and provided an assist for Dusan Vlahovic in the 3-0 triumph, where the striker also won and converted a penalty.
After a slow start, it was largely plain sailing for Juventus after Di Maria’s debut goal, but concern was raised after the former Paris Saint-Germain ace limped off in the second half with a suspected adductor injury.
Juventus also saw Denis Zakaria pick up an injury during the match, but Allegri insisted that he was not concerned about the prospective setbacks.
“I am not worried. We’ll see what the tests say tomorrow,” he told DAZN.
“Unfortunately, these things happen in football. He had this adductor issue a week ago too, perhaps I should’ve taken him off when we were 3-0 up, but he was enjoying himself out there.
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“Zakaria just had a cramp, nothing more. The important thing is that we won a game that we really wanted to win, which was by no means simple.”
Juventus’ may make further additions before the close of the transfer window on September 1, with Di Maria’s compatriot and former PSG teammate Leandro Paredes heavily touted to make a move to Turin.
The midfielder was shown on social media to be following the game but Allegri played down the significance.
“They are friends, both from Argentina, so that’s natural. I don’t know if they can play together, I have to work with the players at my disposal,” he added.
“The club has done well, we lost important players and brought in good replacements.”
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