13 April 2019
Massimiliano Allegri, at the end of the game, analised the bad day in Ferrara, which postponed the Bianconeri's Scudetto celebrations, but indeed, had signs of positivity, especially from the youngsters on the field today. He also focused on the very important challenge that awaits on Tuesday night, the return of the quarters of Champions League final against Ajax.
“We wanted to close it today,” explained the Juventus coach. “The boys' performance was good and the young players competed with such authority. Gozzi had a good game, and even when Barzagli came out, he was very good. Kastanos does not have the pace of the mezzala but did well, as did Nicolussi Caviglia and Mavididi. On the second goal we made a bit of a mistake, but we had a great first half and a good reaction. Everyone did well, we’re only sorry for the defeat, but we paid for inexperience.”
"Making records is very difficult, you have to spend energy and there is also Europe to concentrate on,” added Allegri. “If we had put to put all our starters in, it would have been easier to win it, but there is the goal to obtain on Tuesday. We have made 27 victories, three draws and two defeats and this is an impressive record.”
Despite the defeat, there are positive signs in view of Tuesday, not only by the youngsters: “I had an excellent response from Dybala. With strikers like that, you have to respond to show the best. I'm happy with what Paulo did today. It's a good sign for Tuesday, when everyone is needed, even on a mental level, and that's why it's important to have Kean in these conditions. Plus, I'm happy for the good return of Cuadrado.”
"Matuidi will be there on Tuesday because he only had a cramp,” explains the coach. “ As for Douglas Costa we will have to evaluate, as for Chiellini, who must start running again, while Khedira is fine.”