Massimiliano Allegri expressed his disappointment after Juventus dropped points for the first time in Serie A this season with tonight’s 1-1 draw against Sassuolo.
Despite dominating proceedings in Reggio Emilia, the Bianconeri were unable to overcome a spirited Sassuolo outfit and Allegri believes this was down to a lack of cutting edge in the final third.
Speaking to the media at the Mapei Stadium, he said: “We didn’t play well and didn’t shoot enough. It was an open game right until the end, but we could and should have done more.
“Those on international duty only returned on Thursday and regardless of their tough results, Sassuolo have played well this season. We laboured in the first exchanges but slowly started to get a foothold in the game.
“In order to avoid being caught on the counter-attack, we need to take our chances, mainly from long-distance opportunities. But we didn’t do that. Even when you don’t perform well in these games, you need to bring home all three points, perhaps by a moment of individual brilliance. We need to accept the result and get back to work on the things that didn’t come off for us this evening.”
Now leading closest challengers Roma by a solitary point, Allegri poured cold water on the notion of tonight’s result handing the initiative to the Giallorossi.
He concluded: “We’re top of the league and a 1-1 draw with a Sassuolo side who had a fine game doesn’t jeapordise our season. If every seven games we win six and draw one, we’ll probably go on to win the league.”