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Allegri: ‘Tricky Juventus moment, but we must be realistic’



Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri admits this can be a ‘tough’ second for the Bianconeri however insists Inter are on a special stage and ‘deserve reward’ for his or her outcomes this season.

Juventus misplaced their second consecutive recreation on Monday, struggling a 1-0 loss in opposition to Udinese. It was their first dwelling defeat this season, which implies Inter are actually seven factors forward on the prime of the Serie A desk, with a recreation in hand.

“It’s a difficult second as a result of we earned one level in three video games. Now we have an essential goal, which is the Champions League. We should return to successful to safe a Champions League placement,” Allegri informed DAZN after the sport.

“The final 15 days weren’t so good, we had been decreased to 10 males in opposition to Empoli two weeks in the past. Tonight, Udinese had only one shot on track whereas we had three or 4 probabilities within the first half. We must always not underestimate what we’ve finished till now. The lads have finished a unprecedented job and it’s by these moments that we develop up, so we should proceed to work.

“I feel the primary half was good technically however when we’ve got an opportunity, we should rating,” continued Allegri.

“We conceded from a set piece. We didn’t have sufficient gamers contained in the field.”

The place Juventus too drained tonight?

“There weren’t sufficient late runs, we put many crosses in, and we constructed just a few probabilities on the left flank. We’re sorry as a result of we’re now not unbeaten at dwelling. We should preserve working and set our sights on the Champions League,” Allegri replied.

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With Inter having fun with a seven-point lead on the prime of the Serie A desk, Allegri was requested if the Nerazzurri have now turn out to be uncatchable for the Bianconeri.

“Having the ambition to remain near Inter gave us motivation, however as I’ve all the time stated, Inter are having a unprecedented season, so that they deserve credit score,” Allegri replied.

“They began their challenge with Antonio Conte a few years in the past, so it’s regular that they’re favorite. Juventus started on a special path two years in the past; our goal is to return to the Champions League even when we final season bought there.

“Simone [Inzaghi] is doing extraordinary work, however I’m not loopy after I say sure issues. There are totally different ranges. In my first 5 years at Juventus, we had the perfect workforce and it was regular to win. Even when victories are all the time extraordinary, that was the norm. The identical goes for Inter now. Having earned 60 factors with a recreation in hand, means they’ve an incredible tempo, so Simone and his employees deserve reward.

“I’ve all the time stated Milan would have returned within the race. What we have to do now could be work onerous. I’m pleased with what the gamers have finished till now. Now we have earned 52 factors however we should get as many now,” added Allegri.

“After all, younger gamers want time to develop. It’s about discovering stability and it’s regular. This workforce has wonderful gamers. We may have finished extra in opposition to Inter, however we confronted a unprecedented workforce. We should do one thing extra as a result of a Champions League placement is just not granted but and this second can turn out to be tough. Proper now, we should always not take a look at the desk however earn the factors we’ll want for the Champions League. Now we have extra factors than we anticipated to have at this level in the beginning of the season. We should be sensible in life.

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“Inter performed a Champions League Remaining final yr. They’ve been enhancing, so that they deserve reward. It’s regular. On my facet, I congratulate my gamers too as a result of they’re having an essential season too.”

Juventus go to Hellas Verona on the Stadio Bentegodi within the subsequent Serie A recreation on Saturday. Their subsequent dwelling fixture is in opposition to Frosinone on February 25.

Juventus’ loss to Udinese additionally means Milan are actually only one level under the Previous Girl within the Serie A desk.