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Max Allegri says Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon is the best of all time

Juventus finally record a commanding win. Here are Max Allegri's comments after the game.

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Juventus came away from Empoli with a 3-1 win that takes them to seventh place in the Calcio provisionally. Manager Massimiliano Allegri's side secured their first set of back-to-back victories as consistency has eluded them since the beginning of the season.

Speaking of the positives, like he has done all season long -

"The approach to the game was good. We lost a ball when coming out of our own half and we were left in a difficult two-against-three situation, that's why we took a goal.

"Our game still has to improve, but let's see things in a positive light.

"We're seventh, nobody expected this position at the beginning of the championship but we've had two victories in a row and a positive result in the Champions League. We can't just focus on the negatives.

"Mario Mandzukic? He did well, he put himself in the team's service. But the whole team did well, like Claudio Marchisio, who is coming back. Sami Khedira played even though he wasn't in top condition.

"As always in football, you must not become hysterical and lose your nerve, even when the moment is difficult. Tonight the lads did well because they stayed calm after taking a goal."

On the harsh words from keeper and captain Gigi Buffon after the Sassuolo loss -

"Yes, these are the moments when thoughts are turned into words. It's normal that Buffon, who has such a sense of responsibility towards himself and the others, should speak in a certain way.

"But after that we have to take to the pitch and avoid taking victory for granted just because we're Juventus. We must all keep our feet on the ground and win with humility.

"Football is strange, Inter Milan won seven games by 1-0 and we keep taking a goal as soon as somebody shoots.

"Our third goal was on offside? They told me that, yes. It happens. On the whole I think the refereeing was good."

Continuing to speak about Buffon, and the upcoming internaational break -

"I'm lucky enough to coach Buffon. He's the best goalkeeper of all time.

"It was a difficult game. We once again conceded from their first shot on goal, then showed a decent reaction. We reacted well to falling behind, keeping our cool and looking to get back into the encounter.

"There are times when things don't go your way. All we can do is keep working and trying to climb the league.

"We'll take the three points, focus on the positives and enjoy a decent international break."