Allegri fumes after Juve’s collapse

BERGAMO, ITALY - JANUARY 30: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri leaves the field after receiving a red card during 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)

Massimiliano Allegri was not a happy man after Juventus lapses in defence resulted to their uncharacteristically 3-3 draw with Parma on Saturday.

The result saw the Bianconeri’s gap reduced to nine points at the top of Serie A,
a few days after a shambolic 3-0 loss to Atalanta in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday.

Ivorian striker Gervinho proved to be a handful for Juve’s defence as he scored late in the game to complete the comeback,
when it seemed Ronaldo’s double was enough to secure all the points.

And the head coach lamented the fact his team failed to get the basics right to see the game out,
with Mario Mandzukic guilty of taking liberties in a risky area at the death.

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“It was the first time this back four had played together, and we didn’t help the centre-backs, always leaving them in one-on-one situations,” Allegri told Football Italia.

“They need to realise there is no shame in hoofing the ball into the stands if needs be.

“At least we gave those who complained we weren’t entertaining enough something to enjoy.

“Beautiful football doesn’t [always] pay off, at the end of the day you’ve got to kick it away from your goal.

“We lowered our guard after going 3-1 up and then again on the final ball for the equaliser.

You cannot play with that attitude in the 93rd minute with the ball at the corner flag.

“It was conceptually the wrong thing to try to keep that in play. Just kick it out.”