This was Bernardeschi’s first goal in 43 Serie A games, going back to July 2020, and he received a standing ovation from the crowd at the Allianz Juventus Stadium in Turin.
Allegri was asked about the shift moving Kean to centre-forward and Alvaro Morata in the wider role during the first half.
“Morata was getting irritable, he wasn’t attacking the space or moving, so I preferred to move Kean into a centre-forward role. Morata then relaxed, had a bit more space when starting from wide and it worked well,” Allegri told DAZN.
Juve continue to struggle contributing goals from their midfielders and the coach pin-pointed the on-going issues with France international Rabiot.
“I think Adrien can really do damage with his shot from distance, but perhaps it’s because he plays internationally for France in a two-man midfield, he just doesn’t make the right movements or has the right timing to get the shot away.
“He didn’t read the game well at all today and we have to do a great deal of work with him. I asked the lads to try shooting from distance today and Bernardeschi had a couple before finding the net.”
Juventus have rediscovered their results recently and with Atalanta’s slowdown, they are now just four points off fourth place.
“I would be happy to reach the end of February with this gap so we can challenge for the top four. I would be very pleased with that situation,” continued Allegri.
“We have a lot of head-to-head clashes in January and February, so after that our fixture list could become simpler, while the others all face each other. We had 11 points in head-to-head clashes, but where we’re missing points is in the other fixtures.”
“I have nothing to say. De Ligt had a very good game today, Leo is transmitting the Juventus values to him. Paulo is a great player, we’re waiting for him to get to full fitness,” added Allegri.
“The important thing will be having everyone in good shape for January and February.”
That is superb technique from Federico Bernardeschi!
He finds the bottom corner with a perfect strike to double Juve’s lead 🤌 pic.twitter.com/nwyk1n8UK5
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 21, 2021