Allegri: ‘Defeat must burn Juve’

by | Sep 18, 2016 19:40

Max Allegri admits Inter deserved their victory in the Derby d’Italia and “hopefully Juventus can learn from it, because this defeat has to burn.”

Stephan Lichtsteiner had opened the scoring before Mauro Icardi nodded in and then set up the winner for Ivan Perisic at 2-1.

“After taking the lead, we didn’t even hold it for two minutes,” Allegri told Sky Sport Italia.

Max Allegri admits Inter deserved their victory in the Derby d’Italia and “hopefully Juventus can learn from it, because this defeat has to burn.”

Stephan Lichtsteiner had opened the scoring before Mauro Icardi nodded in and then set up the winner for Ivan Perisic at 2-1.

“After taking the lead, we didn’t even hold it for two minutes,” Allegri told Sky Sport Italia.

“We got sluggish and complacent, dropping the intensity levels. This defeat has to burn within us and teach us a real lesson, getting our feet back on the ground.

“It was a ‘dirty’ game, rough and a real battle. We needed more determination and hunger to bring home the result, especially once we had gone in front.”

Miralem Pjanic struggled to make his mark in the deep-lying playmaker role, which had previously been taken by Mario Lemina.

“I think Pjanic had an intelligent game in front of the defence. Lemina did well for a few games, but don’t forget he only played nine times last season, so we can’t put too much pressure on him.

“The real problem today is that Juventus were bad on a technical level – we gave the ball away cheaply, misplaced passes and above all conceded our third goal of the season on a corner.

“It’s not easy for strikers when the whole team is playing badly. We need to relax, start preparing for the Cagliari game and put together a run of good results.

“It’s not a tragedy. I was worried we’d have such a strong series of early fixtures, but the lads largely did well. I think every now and then a defeat like this can do us good, if we are smart and humble enough to learn from it.”

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