Allegri Unhappy With Juventus’ Performance Against Milan

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Juventus emerged victorious against AC Milan in the Coppa Italia quarterfinals, but Allegri was not too happy that they couldn’t hold possession against the 10-man Rossoneri.

Juventus were up by two goals in 21 minutes, thanks to a Dybala volley and a Pjanic penalty. Bacca scored for Milan eight minutes after the break, before a second yellow for Locatelli reduced Milan to 10 men.

Milan still pressured the Bianconeri and could have forced extra time, leaving Allegri not too happy with his men.

“I wouldn’t say we suffered in the second half,” Allegri told Rai Sport.

“We know from so many games this season that Milan never say die, no matter the result they always keep pushing and playing their football.

“We had several chances and allowed little at the back, then Dybala went off, we stopped having the extra man between the lines and that became a problem.

“At the end it was 10 against 11, it’s true, but with four strikers we were all on the same line and the extra man didn’t make a difference tactically.

“The extra man advantage was annulled and we annulled it. We misplaced too many passes because we went too deep.

“It’s not an issue of the system so much as the attitude. Obviously the forwards have to help out in defence, but they’ve got good legs and quality up there, so it’s entirely possible.

“A lot depends on the characteristics of the game, of the players I want to use and those at my disposal. If everyone is prepared to work hard, more quality on the field can help us.

“At the end tonight we didn’t defend very well because we stopped keeping hold of the ball.”



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