"It's not a tragedy, but I'm sorry because we wanted to remain unbeaten." The advantage in the standings remains consistent and, therefore, the defeat of Genoa can be absorbed without too much damage. This is the message of Massimiliano Allegri who knew, that after Tuesday against Atletico, that his charges could lose a bit of their form: “The Champions League match certainly weighed heavy (on us). In the first half we risked conceding a goal twice, while we did better in the second, when they dropped a little bit, but we conceded goals and suffered the second straight after the restart. A defeat could’ve happened (at any time) and it is better that it happened today, now we will have time to rest, recover our energy and the injured players."
Allegri: "Unfortunate we lost, but it’s not a tragedy”
"You can't play all the games at your maximum," the coach continued. “Today we knew we could have struggled and it may not have been a good game. I'm happy for him (Sturaro) though, because he suffered a lot and today he changed the game. The defeat can do us good, because maybe we thought we already had the league in our pockets and instead we still have to get five victories.”