Juventus boss Max Allegri upbeat despite Sevilla stalemate

Juventus boss Max Allegri upbeat despite Sevilla stalemate


Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is remaining positive after his side’s failure to convert a number of chances against Sevilla in their Champions League opener.

The Spanish visitors held the Italian champions to a 0-0 draw despite the home side having the better of the opportunities.

But Allegri says there is still time for his side to make inroads in the competition.

“There are no easy ties in the Champions League so we must not be disheartened,” the Juventus manager told the media following the match.


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“We’re disappointed not to have got the three points but we still have plenty of time to recover and of course to reach the last 16.

“We struggled to make any headway before the interval but we improved significantly as the match went on and arguably we should have won it with the chances we made.

“All that was missing the final touch.

“For me we could have been better in the way we moved the ball and often the pass to split the defence was missing.

“I’m not too concerned, I’m confident we’ll improve in the necessary areas in time.

“I put (Marko) Pjaca on because I was looking for someone to drive at the defence and take men out of the game instead of further congesting the central areas of the field.

“(Kwadwo) Asamoah read the game well and (Miralem) Pjanic demonstrated his qualities on the ball when he came off the bench.”

Juve’s next Champions League match is an away contest against Dinamo Zagreb.

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