Allegri: ‘Luckily we won a game suffering’

by | Sep 22, 2021 20:22

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was less angry after his men beat Spezia 3-2 in Liguria. ‘Luckily we won a match suffering’.

Federico Chiesa and Matthijs de Ligt scored the two goals to turn 1-2 into 3-2 in the second half, after Moise Kean had opened the scoring for the Bianconeri.

Spezia provided another stern test for the Old Lady, as Emanuel Gyasi and Janis Antiste turned the game around on either side of the break.

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Allegri, who criticised his players after the 1-1 draw with Milan, was happy to see a determined Bianconeri on Wednesday night.

“Luckily we won a match suffering,” the coach told DAZN after the game. “Otherwise we might have thought we did well and there was nothing more to do.

“There are many things to improve. We have players who must do better in their decisions of the last pass, when to shoot on the target.”

Allegri was asked if Chiesa gave him the right answers after a difficult period for the Italy international.

“I didn’t have to wait for answers from him or from anyone,” Allegri answered. “He returned from an injury, tonight he asked me to change because his flexor was tight again.

“The difference tonight is that those who took over did well.”

Allegri, who stormed off the pitch in anger after the draw against Milan, was then asked if he was less angry after the first win in Serie A 2021-22.

“I can’t beat them every day. Today we won an important match,” Allegri added. “We have to get out of the comfort zone, football is made up of suffering and fatigue.

“We don’t have to look at the table. We try to put our first win next to the first at home against Sampdoria. There are players who have important qualities and who need to improve.

“[Weston] McKennie for example, should have scored at least four goals and those chances make the difference.”



  1. Tomasso

    Allegri’s existence is mainly woved by this element: luck. This is why no real and serious big club ever wanted him. A win is a win, not an improvement however. This is Allegri at his rawest, when the result is actually depends on the opponents. To win against this type of football is just keep attacking, because Allegri will shut everything down and told his players to defend once they’re up.

  2. andy

    This once great club has become an absolute farce for the last 3-4 years. My god losing home or away to Spezia with all due respect is not super league material lol. Chiesa is the only one who has dynamism. There 2 second half goal came from mistakes and luck. Allegri will now chain the entire team on the goal line against Chelsea.

  3. Niam

    @andy they did not lose. I think you mistyped as they were losing. Agree with you though that this team is a shadow of its former self and the issues lie with those directors and Agnelli sitting in the stand. At least Sarri got them another title and Pirlo bagged two meaningless trophies. Different standard with Allegri who is too outdated in his approach. The players are not Juve material and Dybala will never become a truly great player. You reap what you so and this stale football with not being able to win ugly with a clean sheet will be the story for at least 4 years. Truth is they cannot afford to sack him. Guardiola is too expensive and will not accept this project. Zidane better not ruin his reputation trying to handle this hot garbage mess

  4. EL CID

    Prof. Tomasso from University I’m So Lonely thought Allegri depends mainly on luck. Hahaha.. (so shallow mind of yours) and he believes no big club want him (Real Madrid and Man Utd wanted him twice and he rejected them TWICE). Please bring us some more of your deep thought of yours, Professor! LMAO

  5. Token Bubble

    Allegri is 100% the right man to turn around Juve. He’s getting bashed for it, but his outburst against Milan is refreshing, no more covering up of the cracks that were starting to appear at the end of his first tenure and which were well and truly were in place since he left. Juve have been missing this “grinta” and it’s the foundation of any rebuilding job.

    I love Chiesa, he’s the future of the club and Italian football, but it’s right that he (and others like Kulusevski) does not become complacent, and the ear bashing he got from the weekend has obviously had its effect with his great performance against Spezia.

    There’s lots of work to do, but I am glad Allegri is there to put things right.

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