Douglas Costa had a Moment of Blackout - Massimiliano Allegri
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Massimiliano Allegri has defended Douglas Costa. Image Courtesy Getty

Douglas Costa Had a Moment of Blackout – Allegri

Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri insists Douglas Costa had a moment of blackout during Seria A’s clash against Sassulo. The player was involved in a spitting incident at Federico Di Francesco.

Douglas Costa got a suspension of four matches in Seria A.

The 28-year old got banned for four matches after his disgraceful behaviour. However, the ban will get applied only on Seria A. However, Allegri has defended his player and believes he had a blackout, and it happens to everyone.

“On Sunday, Douglas Costa had a moment of blackout that should not happen, but it happens to everyone. He will pay the price with a four-match suspension, and the club won’t be appealing against it. It means that we’ll be without him in the league for a month and a half, so we’ve suffered as a team, whilst he is in shock at the minute.”

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Douglas Costa spits in the face of Federico Di Francesco. Image Courtesy: Getty

The manager also felt it was very uncharacteristic of Costa.

“It is very uncharacteristic of him and his usual high standards of fair play. He is very sorry, surprised and over time, he’ll have the chance to show that it was not his usual behaviour. If he doesn’t play [on Wednesday], it will only be a purely technical decision. He is the first person to be devastated by all this. Douglas is a person who would move out of the way for a fly.”

Meanwhile, Roma coach, Eusebio Di Francesco, the father of Sassuolo midfielder, Federico has denied the allegations made against his son of racially provoking the player.

“I’m disgusted by what I’ve heard about the presumed words that Federico said or things I’ve seen on social media about what he could have said to Douglas Costa. Federico, in the end, was the one who got spat at and that is a uniquely humiliating thing.”