‘Milan Never Say Die’ – Allegri Disappointed With Juve’s Performance Despite Win
Paulo Dybala and Miralem Pjanic had given the hosts a 2 goal lead in the first 21 minutes.
Carlos Bacca pulled one back for the visitors just eight minutes into the second-half.
Milan were the fully dominant in the second half as they posed continues threat for Juventus.
Allegri was far from satisfied with his teams performance as he hailed the Rossoneri spirit, “I wouldn’t say we suffered in the second half,” Allegri said.
“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.”