Allegri: Juventus Are Back

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Juventus has endured a bad start to the Serie A, but Allegri feels that’s behind them after they secured their first win of the new campaign.

Juventus thrashed 10-man Genoa 2-0 to go up the table after getting just one point from the opening three matches.

The scudetto holders are eight points behind table leaders Inter, but he believes that Juventus and Roma are still top contenders in the league.

“I always said that Inter are the favorites along with Roma and Juventus, but looking at the standings today, we are back,” he said.

“Everyone is going through the motions: Garcia is saying we are the favourites – the opposite of what he said last year.

“We won because we played carefully and defended in an orderly fashion and we have suffered just one shot on goal. It is a well-deserved win, now we have to gradually get closer to the front runners.

“There are 10 new players, so I cannot expect perfection right away. We did not concede a goal and that was important.

“But we must improve how we manage the ball, especially when it’s 11 against 10. We should have lowered the pace after Genoa’s red card and then speed it up, instead we hurried too much and wanted to hit a shot after two or three moves.”



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