Juventus
    18.08.2018 21:30 - in: Serie A S

    Allegri: “Good for us to win like that”

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    The boss was looking at the positives after a hard-fought victory over Chievo: “It makes us realise how tough it's going to be to win the league again”

    Massimiliano Allegri believes winning the hard way as Juve did against Chievo will only benefit his troops as they bid to claim a record eighth successive Serie A crown.

    The Bianconeri dominated proceedings at the Bentogodi but only snatched the points at the death courtesy of Federico Bernardeschi's late winner.

    “We made a lot of mistakes today and let our focus drop,” the boss admitted. “You think you're in control and you ease off a touch, then you let your opponents get crosses in, you defend badly and you end up conceding. In any case, a game like that will only do us good because it makes us realise how tough it's going to be to win the league again.”

    There was plenty of talent on display but Juve are clearly still finding their rhythm with the new players yet to bed in.

    “We've only had the whole squad training together for seven days,” Allegri explained. “We're still getting to know [Cristiano] Ronaldo. He linked up well with [Paulo] Dybala today and I was impressed by how easily he slotted into the team.

    “It's a shame he couldn't score himself but [Stefano] Sorrentino denied him a couple of times. He was happy we got the win anyway.

    “Cancelo played well in the first half then he gave away the penalty and felt guilty about it but you mustn't get down over something like that.”

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