Massimiliano Allegri expressed his disappointment at the approach shown during this evening’s 1-0 reverse at the hands of Parma, the Bianconeri’s second Serie A defeat of the season.
The boss conceded the Gialloblu were worthy winners after showing great heart over the 90 minutes before lamenting his players’ off colour performance at the Tardini.
Speaking to reporters in Parma, the 47-year-old said: “It was an important game that would have enabled us to almost wrap up the league and maintain our exact points advantage over Roma and Lazio with eight games remaining. We got our approach all wrong.
“The absent players are no excuse. The fact remains that below par displays don’t win games. We didn’t win a tackle out there and that tells you a great deal about the spirit Parma played with. They put in a decent performance, while we were slow and allowed them three or four breaks due to our errors in the second half.
“We didn’t take the game to them. Our first-half performance was average and we did nothing after the break, deserving to lose. It will be a different game against Monaco, but today Parma was the most important match for us.”