Allegri ‘happy’ with Juventus position after Milan draw

by | Jan 23, 2022 22:11

Max Allegri insists he is ‘happy’ with the 0-0 draw against Milan and the current Juventus position in the table, but joked his assistant manager Marco Landucci brings more goals.

The Bianconeri didn’t have a single shot on target and the closest they got was a Weston McKennie header wide from the Alex Sandro cross.

The result leaves them one point behind fourth-placed Atalanta and seven adrift of Milan.

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“It was a good game. We were coming off a lot of head-to-head clashes and a defeat would’ve sent us 10 points behind Milan, so that’d be negative,” Allegri told DAZN.

“We need to be a little calmer and more focused in the final third, as we are hasty and get the final ball wrong. It was a hard-fought game with some strong tackles, it was balanced and a draw is the right result.

“I think we did better in the second half against a good Milan and being at this stage after two head-to-head meetings is good.

“I am glad because the lads are playing more like a team, understanding when to control the ball in defensive and attacking moments. We are getting there.

“The players have improved their self-confidence, because we kept eight clean sheets in the last 12 games and that is a good signal.”

Juventus fans had joked that the team played far more attacking football, scoring four goals in the two matches with his assistant manager Landucci standing in during Allegri bans.

“Maybe we should put Landucci on the bench, because we never score four goals when I am there! Maybe I’m the problem!” laughed Allegri.

“The fact remains, we mustn’t become presumptuous, as that is when we move a little less, run a little slower, and we cannot afford that. Considering how we started the season, I am very happy to be in this position and we’ll see what happens in February.

“This was one of those games where anything could happen. We kept Milan within seven points and that is the important thing.”

6 Comments

  1. Jaz Garcha

    First honesty from allegri
    Sack hun ????

  2. Frankie

    This guy just likes to take the p#ss out of the supporters. Another sterile performance and once again we fail to beat a top 4 side. No, this is not a good result. Not having a shot on target when Milan had their weakest CB pairing on the pitch is simply not good enough.

  3. Chris

    Not the fault of Alegri. This squad lost Ronaldo a day before the transfer deadline and Chiesa to injury. And even before that it was a sub-standard squad that was very very lucky to finish 4th last year!
    Where on earth are the January signings to help Alegri. No new striker, no new MF player. What is he supposed to do?

  4. Debu

    I hope Vlahovic will join Juve ASAP. We badly need someone like Trezeguet. A type of striker who isn’t afraid of when being surrounded inside the opponent’s box. Yesterday, I saw Morata play like a second striker, not a pure striker. And this kid… Moise Kean, pfttt… He is utterly useless.

  5. People think they are so smart

    Of course a draw at San Siro against Milan at current state is a great result. People saying opposite know absolutely nothing about football. 8 clean sheets in 11 matches is proof that Allegri has worked magic defensively and now only needs some incoming players to get the offense to work.

  6. Ashvir

    I have faith in you Allegri. But Morata played terrribly as usual. His decision making is awful. Dwelled on the ball far too much and gave it away forcing Chiellini to commit a foul in dagerous position. Bentancur, I thought, had a good game. But we were really missing was that attacking flair. I suppose that it is a positive to have played badly and manage to get something away from a game like this.

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