Max Allegri believes Juventus lost to Manchester United because they got too caught up in feeling even a draw was “an injustice.”
The Bianconeri go into this game after their first defeat of the season, falling 2-1 to Manchester United through two late goals after Cristiano Ronaldo’s spectacular opening volley.
“In order to finish off games, you need to score goals. At the moment, the statistics show we weren’t often leading by more than one goal, which inevitably leaves the risk of something happening even at the 90th minute,” said the Coach in his Press conference.
“The only thing we did wrong on Wednesday was to misunderstand the mood and moment of the game when Manchester United equalised.
“We got a bit swept up by their emotion. Their equaliser felt like an injustice considering how much we dominated, but we still should’ve remained clear-headed. The Champions League is decided in June, certainly not on Wednesday, so we should’ve been more practical and focused on securing qualification.
“Emotional responses can happen, it’s in the past now. I don’t think we need to show a reaction a such, but rather continue as we’ve been doing.
“We were upset after that defeat, perhaps because we are no longer accustomed to it, as Juve hadn’t lost a match since April. We lost the game that is least important in the Champions League group standings, so that’s some consolation.
“The fact remains, we have to increase our ratio of goals scored to chances created. Last season, we had 31 goals by this stage in Serie A, this year it’s 24, but we have more shots and score fewer goals, so that has to be improved.
“It’s only November 10, so we are on the right track. Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t play as a centre-forward, yet is the best striker in the world and we have to make the most of his characteristics.”