Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri expressed his belief that the 1-1 draw with Inter Milan was not a bad result, after the end of the ninth week of the Italian League summit.
In his statements to “Dazn” after the match, Allegri said: “The performance of the first half was good and the second was better. We had a few chances that should have been taken better, and then we pressed with more confidence against the strong Inter team.”
“We must not forget the Nerazzurri’s strength, technically and physically, and for this we needed a similar performance. We had a bit of extra enthusiasm at the beginning of the pressure, but this is another stage of the growth process,” he added.
“It’s a good point. It keeps us 3 points away from Inter, allows us to continue the streak of positive results and gives us the opportunity to continue catching up with the group of advanced players before the international break.”
And Allegri explained his decision to change the method of play to simulate Inter’s drawing (3-5-2), with Matisse de Ligt and Federico Chiesa removed to the bench in favor of Dejan Kulusevsky and Giorgio Chiellini, saying: “We knew it was going to be a very physical match so I needed someone like Kulusevsky to put the pressure on.” on Brozovic.
Inter scored the goal by Edin Dzeko during Juve’s lack of numbers due to Federico Bernardeschi’s injury, which Allegri commented on, saying: “It was just a coincidence. Even with 10 players, we could have avoided receiving this goal.”
Juventus achieved a series of victories with a score of 1-0 before this match, which prompted the question whether the team was suffering to shift to a more attacking mentality, which the coach said: “We lost 8 points out of 9 in the first 3 rounds, so we had to start again.” fundamentally.”
“The foundations are organization and defensive solidity. We needed to build from that first, then we started moving forward a little bit, and with time and with more confidence we will become more offensive,” he explained.
“We kept 4 clean sheets in a row and this was progress. Today we allowed Inter a few chances. The problem is that everyone has to be fierce, from the attackers to the defenders, otherwise the team will suffer.”
Late substitute Caio Jorge finally sent a paper to defender Leonardo Bonucci, which Bonucci later hid in his sock, which Allegri revealed: “I didn’t write it, that was my assistant. It was about set-pieces, which is Bonucci’s specialty. Perhaps that’s why the assistant keeps asking me for a delay.” substitutions, so he can write.”
Juventus now has 15 points from the first 9 rounds, 10 points behind the leaders Napoli and AC Milan.