Massimiliano Allegri reflected on the importance of Juventus ushering in the new campaign with three points after celebrating his first Serie A victory as the club’s manager tonight in Verona.
A testing week disrupted by illness and injury drew to a positive conclusion with this evening’s 1-0 win and the Tuscan tactician was quick to express his satisfaction at the way his troops handled the situation.
Speaking to reporters in Verona, the 47-year old said: “It was important that we won today, we have a long season ahead and need to be ready for the battles we’ll face every weekend. Today we succeeded even with a few players missing and I’m satisfied with how it turned out.
“We’ve worked well in a back four but given the way Chievo play and the flu bug that hampered this week’s training, I opted to go with the tried and tested setup.
“I was a bit worried towards the end because after spurning a few chances which could have put the game to bed, Buffon pulled off an incredible save. But even though we squandered a few chances and could have retained the ball better, I thought we did well overall.”