Too much criticism too quickly?

Juventus have only picked up seven points from the past five games -- "What a disaster," in the eyes of some, but such criticism is hyperbolic. They have still played better than most of the sides they have faced.

The first thing most have said about Massimiliano Allegri's Juve is that they're less intense and the hunger has gone. Intensity can be a beautiful thing and it can lead to trophies, as shown by the likes of Juve, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid, to name a few. However, it can also lead to fatigue, exhaustion and a downturn in fortunes, again as shown by the same three clubs. There's only so long and so many ways one can motivate a side and force them to cover exceptional distances without wilting.

Something had to change, and the reason Allegri was picked was not down to his motivational skills (far from it; in that regard he may be one of the poorest), but...

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