Victory over AC Milan at the San Siro is always a bit special. For Massimiliano Allegri that's understandably even more the case and he made no secret of his satisfaction at getting one up on his former employers following Juve's 1-0 victory this evening.
As he spoke to reporters after the game, the Bianconeri boss admitted: "It was never going to be a normal match for me after three and a half years at Milan, but let's not talk about revenge. I spent an important part of my career with the Rossoneri but now I'm at Juve and I have to achieve the best I possibly can with this team."
Looking back on the match itself, Allegri went on: "It was a good game. Milan defended and we almost let them in with that chance for Honda, though generally we acquitted ourselves well out there. There's a long way to go but we produced a mature display tonight and held on to our lead well after going in front."
It was a lead acquired thanks to the latest masterstroke from Carlitos Tevez after some incredible vision from Paul Pogba to play in him. Yet while the French midfielder was inspirational in the middle of the park, Allegri has urged him to do more.
The manager revealed: "I often get angry with him because he has such enormous potential but still has to express a lot of it. Fortunately he's got time on his side as he's still only 21."