Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri was in a relaxed mood when meeting the media after the Old Lady’s 3-0 win over Sassuolo. Here are three takeaways from his post-match presser.

The Bianconeri have begun the season with a convincing 3-0 win over Alessio Dionisi’s side, who had beaten the Serie A giants in Turin last season.

Angel Di Maria broke the deadlock in the first half, and Dusan Vlahovic scored twice to help the Old Lady start the season on the right foot.

The Argentinean striker sustained an adductor injury in the second half and was forced off the pitch. He will undergo medical examinations tomorrow.

However, Allegri didn’t seem too worried about El Fideo’s injury.

“He is ok, we’ll see what he has tomorrow. Di Maria has always had this adductor problem, also last week,” Allegri said at a post-match press conference attended by Football Italia at the Allianz Stadium.

Juventus suffered a little in the opening 20 minutes and were even booed by part of the fans at the Allianz Stadium. They dominated after Di Maria’s goal and eventually sealed a comfortable win.

Allegri started the match with a 4-4-2 formation but switched to a 4-3-3 line-up during a cooling break in the first half.

“I changed to give order and tranquillity and to defend better. That’s where the right match began. Either I did badly at the beginning or well afterwards,” said Allegri smiling.

“We did well defensively in the second half, we were ordered and then we scored the third goal.

“We could have done better with some counterattacks, but it was a good game overall. We only played for 90 minutes and we need to work well and a lot. I am happy with the performance, the lads did well and it was not easy.”

The Tuscan tactician also praised Mattia Perin, who kept a clean sheet thanks to a few decisive saves.

“I am happy for Mattia, he deserves it,” said Allegri. “He is an excellent goalkeeper and a great guy, very important in the dressing room.”

3 thought on “Juve-Sassuolo: three takeaways from Allegri’s post-match press conference”
  1. “I changed to give order and tranquillity and to defend better. That’s where the right match began” Sounds like the same old clown. Let’s hope tranquility doesn’t become his priority and put us all to sleep.

  2. Gman ,ho Gman you are so quick to forget his conservative tactics have won the league more than 2 times .

  3. Allegri haters make me laugh. You are entitled to your opinion of course and he is not perfect (no manager is). What makes me laugh is you continue to harp and find the negative even when there is none. Allegri recognized his tactic was not working and switched it in game to an almost immediate effect. That is nothing short of quality coaching.

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