Massimiliano Allegri was quick to pass on the credit to his players after masterminding this afternoon’s 1-0 triumph over Genoa – the Bianconeri’s third win and clean sheet in as many Serie A games.
The result takes his team closer to a coveted fourth successive Scudetto title and maintains their momentum ahead of April’s Champions League double header with Monaco.
Speaking to the press in Turin, the 47-year-old began: “It’s best to leave the applause for the lads, they deserve the credit. The club is a solid foundation, we’re enjoying an excellent season. We’ll look to end this league campaign on a high, get to the Champions League semis and then who knows.
“Monaco are a very underrated side and defend very well. It will be a different game from the double header in Dortmund. We’ll need to stay alert, but we’ll think about it when the time’s right.”
The man of the moment was once again Carlos Tevez, who kept up his rich vein of form with another decisive strike.
“He scored an extraordinary goal, hats off for the season he’s enjoying. We leave him a little freer and the difference between great and normal players can be seen in their movement, they shake off their markers between the lines without even doing that much running.”
Also in for praise was Andrea Barzagli following a flawless display on the right side of the back three, a player Allegri says he is delighted to have back among his ranks.
“We’ve welcomed back an extraordinary player like Andrea. He was missed for four months, he enables to play with three or four at the back. We can rest Bonucci, who’s always played, and he gives me another option for the three competitions we’re in.”