Allegri: Football is not PlayStation

BERGAMO, ITALY - JANUARY 30: Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Juventus looks dejected at the end of the Coppa Italia match between Atalanta BC and Juventus at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on January 30, 2019 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Juventus boss Max Allegri has responded to critics following their elimination from the Coppa Italia suggesting football is not the same as PlayStation.

The Bianconeri suffered a 3-0 shocking defeat to Atalanta, the first domestic side to beat them this season. And Allegri reviewed the tie afterward.

“We won’t dramatise the situation. We’ve lost just one game, where we were beaten heavily.

“Atalanta and Lazio were two photocopy performances, but in Rome, we did well because we didn’t go 2-0 down, while things went wrong in Bergamo.

“There are times in a season when you screw up, and they’re moments to be managed with total serenity. Allegri disclosed at a Press conference via Football Italia.

MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 24: Davide Calabria of AC Milan walk off with an injury during the TIM Cup match between AC Milan and SS Lazio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 24, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

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The Rossoneri coach says Lazio deserved to qualify to the Coppa Italia Final after his side was simply embarrassing.

“There’s been criticism, but the team have picked up a few points since the season started.

“We apologise for losing in Bergamo, we shouldn’t have but we’ve already won a trophy, the Supercoppa, and we don’t want to let the others escape us.

Allegri gave an insight into his side’s chances of winning the Champions League and he went on to demand caution and respect for the opposition.

“Juventus have won seven League titles in the last seven years and reached the Final in two of the last four Champions Leagues.

“When I arrived there was a fear of not being able to beat Malmo, but I thought I could reach the Final and win the Champions League with that team.

“Atletico are on Juventus’ level because they’ve played in Finals too. If we’re knocked out then we’ll accept the criticism.

“Football isn’t PlayStation. We must try to win as we did in previous seasons, but to do that you need luck as well as skill

“It’s not the case that Ronaldo has come in and we’ll win for sure. It takes respect too. We’re working to win, but then there are the others too.”

 

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