Mihajlovic: ‘Bologna lacked quality in final third against Juventus’


Sinisa Mihajlovic admits Bologna ‘lacked quality in the final third’ so their possession counted for nothing in a 2-0 home defeat to Juventus.

The Rossoblu can feel unlucky, as they dominated possession in the fog, but once again were not clinical with their chances and were beaten by an Alvaro Morata effort and deflected Juan Cuadrado strike.

This result confirms the statistics, because Mihajlovic has never beaten Max Allegri in his coaching career, earning only three draws and 12 defeats.

Serie A | Bologna 0-2 Juventus: Morata and Cuadrado clinical

“We conceded so early on, but after that Bologna were the better team, had more possession, created more chances,” Mihajlovic told DAZN.

“Unfortunately, Juve got their second goal during our best period of the game, with a deflection, and that naturally took the wind out of our sails.

“In terms of aggression and mentality, perhaps we were lacking a little something in attack today. We did everything right reaching the final third and that’s where it broke down. We weren’t decisive enough with our opportunities.”

Juventus have often been accused of lacking a clinical edge, but that was the difference between the sides this evening.

“They scored and we didn’t. Our goal was in the air, we did much better than Juve between the two goals, but we lacked quality in the final third.

“Juve had two shots on goal and converted both of them, so that means they deservedly won. People are so critical of Juve at the moment, but it’s still a great team and they’re tough to beat when they knuckle down.”

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