Juventus coach Max Allegri says injuries and confidence are taking their toll on his squad.
Juve have struggled so far in the opening month of the season.
Allegri told Il Corriere dello Sport: “I’m very sorry for this situation and I often ask myself if I have made mistakes. The first answer that comes to mind is that Juve had been thought of in another way. With Rabiot-Paredes-Pogba in midfield plus Locatelli as the first substitute.
“Di Maria and Chiesa on the wings, Vlahovic in the middle. The Juve of now is virtual. I know we lack someone who can invent in the last thirty metres, but we signed Pogba and Di Maria for this. And we are developing Miretti, the most suitable in that role among those there.
“But he’s not Pogba. He’s only 19. We have problems pushing on the wings. I can no longer ask players who have been running all their lives to continue doing so up the whole wing.
“If I ask Cuadrado to be a winger, he can still do it very well. But I can no longer ask him to always do two roles.”
He also discussed the players’ confidence.
“Something is missing. We’re stopping soon. That’s my job, we’re working on it every day. Many mistakes, however, are technical.”