Allegri Still Upbeat Despite Juventus' Winless Start

Allegri Still Upbeat Despite Juventus' Winless Start Photo: TT
Juventus' Alvaro Morata, center, celebrates scoring his side's opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and AC Milan

Juventus have now gone four Serie A games without a win this season but boss Massimiliano Allegri remains bullish about his side’s prospects this season.

Juve were held to a 1-1 home draw with AC Milan on Sunday despite Alvaro Morata’s fourth minute goal giving them a flying start.

Milan leveled from Ante Rebic’s 76th-minute header, leaving the Bianconeri in the drop zone after four games, with only two points collected.

“It was important not to lose today because at least the distance from the top remains unchanged,” Allegri said.

“However, if we want to make up points in the table, we have to make the final minutes of the game count.”

He added: We played really well in the first half but could have ended up losing it in the second. We were lacking a bit of determination, because when you get to certain points of the game, you can’t let your opponents score.”

Meanwhile, Milan counterpart Stefano Pioli said it was a positive result for his side although they had headed to Turin aiming to win.

We came here to win the game. Juventus did better in the first 20 minutes, were more determined and focused, but we continued playing and did much better towards the end with chances to win, so it was overall a positive performance, Pioli said.

“We played good football. We conceded a goal where we made too many nave mistakes, which allowed Juve to defend deep and counter in the first half.”

As always, Milan do not lack desire, character, determination and grit, so we continued seeking the victory throughout the match.

Elsewhere in Serie A, Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma were beaten 3-2 by Verona, while Lazio drew 2-2 at home with Cagliari.

Inter Milan made a statement on Saturday with a 6-1 home win over Bologna with Edin Dzeko hitting a brace.

Ben somerford
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