Massimiliano Allegri: I would love to see Juventus plays less pretty and wins
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Juventus' performance in the first match of the round of 16 at the Madrigal was a bit impressive. Apart from the great goal of Dušan VlahoviÄ from the first minute, the Bianconeri did not offer the football sweethearts to die in beauty.
They were not thrilled with the courage, that is, with the intention to start after the early leadership and possibly make the opponent's life worse. Massimiliano Allegri had to fight the battle against Villarreal (1: 1) without Paulo Dybala, and while after the game the emphasis is on his defensive approach, and the intention to subordinate the attacking game to maintaining a minimal advantage, the Italian expert still has a slightly different view.
"We had to play the game this way, trying to expand the game while they were trying to get it back in the middle of the field. Unfortunately, we tried to look a little prettier than we should have and then we lost our resolve." "I would love to see Juve who wins and plays less pretty.
It's a matter of taste, "Allegri said after the game in Spain.
Masimilliano Alegri on Rabiot
The Old Lady did not shine, Dušan VlahoviÄ is the only player who deserved a grade of seven after the game, and the lowest went to the French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, the direct culprit for the equalizing goal of the Yellow Submarine.
"It was a decisive mistake that came after VlahoviÄ was almost fouled ... We stopped, they stopped, after that Parejo was left completely alone in the penalty area." "They didn't have a classic striker so they didn't play long balls and we knew that we have to be careful in situations like this.
We had a numerical advantage of six against one, but Rabiot didn't follow his player and we stayed buried. We had to defend it better. "
The man who brought five championship titles to the famous Turin club as a helmsman, and who fails to put him on the right path this season, knows what to do in the return match in the north of Italy.
"Now that the away goal rule is no longer valid, the rematch will be a final in which patience and technique will be necessary. We know against who we play but we have to win, there is no other option." Juventus will have to play much better if they want to go further.
The game against Villarel was not at a satisfactory level, and everyone in the club is aware of that