Juventus
    23.09.2018 23:50 - in: Match report S

    Allegri: “Quick, calm football the key to victory”

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    The coach reacts to Sunday's win at Frosinone: “Games like this become really tricky if you don't find an early breakthrough”

    Massimiliano Allegri praised Juve for sticking to their guns as they eventually succeeded in prising open a stubborn Frosinone side.
     
    Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Bernadeschi struck in the final ten minutes at the Stadio Benito Stirpe to keep the Bianconeri's 100% start to the campaign intact – but only after the hosts had frustrated them for long spells.

    “We were expecting a game like that,” the boss admitted following the final whistle. “We came into this match having played with ten men for 70 minutes in midweek and it was one of those games that become really tricky if you don't find an early breakthrough.

    “I'm happy with the way the lads kept working the ball towards Frosinone's area quickly and calmly. Eventually the goal came for us.”

    TACTICAL SWITCH

    “We struggled in the first half because we were channelling our play down one flank. We did better in the second half when we pushed Emre Can and [Miralem] Pjanic further forward.

    “[Federico] Bernardeschi was excellent when he came on. With Emre in front of the defence you can afford the luxury of having more skilful midfielders.”

    PAULO'S PERFORMANCE

    “Dybala needs to play and he needs to run because when he runs his quality emerges. He did some good things today but he has to keep it up. He's a technical player who's good in possession and that's what you need in games like this. We'll need him in future too when he'll be in even better shape.”

    LEAGUE TABLE

    “I expected Napoli to be up near the top, although they have lost a game. We have a chance to put some daylight between us and the pack but first of all let's make sure we go into the head to head with Napoli [next Saturday] top of the table.”

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