Danilo agreed with Max Allegri that Juventus losing points from leading situations is ‘more an issue of mentality than physical fitness’ after the 1-1 draw with Milan.
The coach was furious following the Ante Rebic equaliser from a corner, as Alvaro Morata had given the Bianconeri the advantage after just four minutes and they dominated the first half, but risked defeat in Turin during the final minutes.
“I agree with the coach that we need to be more of a team, because we are struggling not for the performances, but the results. We must be intelligent and realise what caused these results,” Danilo told DAZN.
“We played well the first half, kept possession, pressed high and did what we prepared during the week. In the second half we had to keep that intensity up, but we conceded an avoidable goal.”
Juventus have now fumbled seven points from leading situations in Serie A this season, having gone in front against Udinese, Napoli and Milan, but picked up just two points from four rounds.
“In my view, it’s more an issue of mentality than physical fitness. At those moments we can’t press or move defensively as a unit, we don’t move the ball around quickly enough and that is certainly something we need to improve,” continued Danilo.
Considering Juve are now in 18th place and tomorrow could be 10 points adrift of the Serie A leaders, are they still looking towards the top spot?
“We have to focus only on our own work and our progress, not what the other teams are doing. If we can play at our level, we can certainly climb up the table.”
Napoli visit Udinese on Monday evening and could be the only team left in Serie A this season with a 100 per cent record, as Milan were held to a draw today and Roma lost 3-2 at Hellas Verona.
Juve, Danilo a DAZN: “Dobbiamo essere più squadra, è più un problema di testa che fisico” https://t.co/Yy6NmKODgN
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