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Allegri on putting pressure on Kean: “Leave him to be calm”

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Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has cautioned fans on placing too much expectation on Moise Kean after the youngster impressed once more against AC Milan.

The 19-year-old came off the bench to score his fifth goal in as many games for club and country to seal Juventus a 2-1 victory.

It marked the end of a difficult week for Kean, who was subjected to racial abuse during Juventus’ 2-0 win at Cagliari midweek.

Nonetheless, the young forward has made a name for himself over the past few weeks after starring for both Italy and Juventus. Which has led observers to predict great things from Kean in the future.

And it turns out Juventus had considered loaning out Kean in January to give before eventually opting against it for the good of his development.

But Kean has, perhaps, gone above even the Bianconeri’s own expectations after firing them to within touching distance of winning an eighth consecutive Serie A title.

Should second-place Napoli lose to Genoa tonight, the Serie A trophy will once more be heading over to Turin.

However, Allegri wants everyone to ease off when it comes to putting pressure on the young Kean.

“He’s good at scoring. He’s a young man doing very well but let’s leave him to be calm,” said Allegri, according to Yahoo.

“We all decided together in January that it was right to keep him here. He needed to stay at Juventus to grow.

“Training and playing with the champions is better for his improvement, especially on a mental level.”

The Italian giants were given a scare in the first half when the ever-impressive Krzysztof Piatek fired Milan into the lead.

But Juventus were given a lifeline when Mateo Musacchio fouled Paulo Dybala in the area, who then slotted home a 60th-minute penalty.

Although the Argentina international was visibly upset by Allegri’s decision to substitute him for Kean just six minutes later.

“It is right that he should be angry because everyone cares about playing,” said Allegri on Dybala’s reaction.

“Paulo came from a period in which he didn’t play, but the goal will give him confidence.

“In a great team every day you have to fight because your team-mates are there ready to take your place.”

Juventus will next take a trip to Amsterdam for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash with Ajax on Wednesday.