Allegri on his decisions for Juventus vs Inter

Mon 25 October 2021 | 0:02

The Bianconeri coach talks about his tactical strategies in their 1-1 draw with the Nerazzurri, believing it to be ‘a good point’ to grab in the competition for the title.


earned one point during their clash against


courtesy of

Paulo Dybala

’s penalty, which was gifted due to a Denzel Dumfries foot on Alex Sandro.

The Serie A champions took the lead through

Edin Dzeko

’s goal and the hosts tried to keep their lead.

The first half performance was good, the second even better. We had a few chances that we should’ve done better with, then we pushed up with more confidence against a very good Inter,

” Allegri told DAZN.

“Let’s not forget the Nerazzurri are strong technically and physically, so we needed a performance like this. We were a little too frantic at the start in the press, but that too is another stage in the growth process.”

With that one point gained Juve are sitting 10 points adrift of table leaders Napoli and Milan after nine matches.

“It’s a good point, it keeps us within three points of Inter and allows us to continue this positive run of results, while we have the opportunity to close up on the leading pack before the break for international duty.”

Allegri was quizzed his tactical decisions, mirroring Inzaghi’s 3-5-2, with Federico Chiesa and Matthijs de Ligt being on the bench, for Dejan Kulusevski and Giorgio Chiellini.

“I knew it could be quite a physical game to start with, so I needed someone like Kulusevski to put more pressure on Brozovic. As the tempo dropped, I put on Dybala and Chiesa, the confidence was growing too. It’s a good point, but now we absolutely must win on Wednesday against Sassuolo.”

The Nerazzurri net the goal when Juventus were playing with 10 men, since Federico Bernardeschi was on the sidelines following his shoulder being dislocated and persuaded them to wait before the substitution was made.

“It was just a coincidence. Even down to 10 men, we could’ve avoided conceding that goal, it was quite fortuitous. It was a hard-fought game, very physical, we need to finish our moves better because when the ball goes into the penalty area, we have to finish the chance.”

“We dropped eight out of nine points in the opening three rounds, so we had to start again from the foundations. The foundations are organisation and a solid defence. We needed to build from that first, then we’ve been moving more forward, a bit more, and in time with more confidence, we will be more attacking.

“We had kept four straight clean sheets, so that was progress, today we allowed Inter very few chances. The problem is that everyone has to be aggressive, from the forwards to the defenders, otherwise the team struggles.”

There was a moment in the game were Kaio Jorge handed Leonardo Bonucci a note and he put it in his socks.

“I didn’t write it, that was my assistant! It was about set plays and that’s Landucci’s territory. Maybe that’s why he keeps telling me to delay substitutions, so he can write…”

source: SportMob

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