Juventus
    04.02.2018 18:25 - in: Serie A S

    Allegri acknowledges Juve ‘growth’

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    Read the coach’s analysis of this afternoon’s performance: “The lads have shown they know when to press on the accelerator and when not.”

    Regardless of the healthy scoreline at the final whistle, Massimiliano Allegri was particularly proud of his team’s approach in today’s 7-0 thrashing of Sassuolo.

    “After Tuesday evening against Atalanta, it wasn’t easy to keep the concentration high,” the head coach said. “I’m pleased with how we went about things: after coming off the back of an important victory, we ran the risk of slacking off.”

    The race for the Scudetto seems to get more intense with every week. “We can’t afford any slip-ups. Today it was important to keep pace with Napoli and break away from the teams behind us at the same time. Compliments to the lads.

    “[Gonzalo] Higuain put in a good performance,” Allegri continued, “but he wasn’t alone. The whole team is developing physically, technically and mentally.

    “Every year Juve are different. We’ve changed a lot and we’ll probably change again in the future. However, the lads are aware of their duty and, aside from being top players, they’re also great people. I want to achieve something never done before: winning seven Scudetto titles in a row. So, let’s put these seven goals behind us and start focusing on Fiorentina, never an easy fixture for Juventus.

    “[Daniele] Rugani is making progress, he’s extremely reliable and played well today,” the coach concluded. “It’s a shame about [Blaise] Matuidi, it looks like a muscle injury. However, we have other players who have recently returned or are about to.”

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