Juventus recently slumped to a 3-1 defeat against LA Galaxy in the pre-season friendly match. This was one of the shock results of the pre-season so far because Juventus came into the match as the Italian champions. They have won the Italian league twice in succession, while they have also strengthened their team with the arrivals of Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez. However, they were completely overpowered by LA Galaxy, who has the likes of former Tottenham star Robbie Keane and former Everton star Landon Donovan in their ranks.
Even though manager Antonio Conte said that there were positives to take away from the match, he has questioned the attitude of the players. He has said that the players should be showing more desirable when it comes to winning football matches. Despite this loss, Conte is confident that the club can go on and have a good season. LA Galaxy, meanwhile, have been for a good run of form in recent weeks. However, they have suffered defeats against Colorado Rapids and Real Madrid. This victory will be a major morale booster for the club, who are currently a few points away from the top of the table.
LA Galaxy were recently overtaken by Colorado Rapids after their defeat recently.
“We need to have more hunger, [Gianluigi] Buffon definitely made an important statement in regards to the risks of contentment in pre-season. Today we certainly were not hungry enough, just look at the goals it took for us to understand that we must improve our attitude and concentration. We should not feel good because other people are telling us we are good, but rather to prove it on the field. Taking the glass half-full, it is a positive that this blow came today,” said the Italian, who has been linked with several major clubs.