Inserting Sami Khedira into the lineup and Hernanes finally playing a solid game worked wonders today for Massimiliano Allegri. Juventus maintained their 100% record in the Champions League with a 2-0 win at home against Sevilla to stay top of Group D.
Mad Max spoke to JTV after the game -
"The lads put in a good performance, tacticallly, technically and defensively. We had a very young attack with little international experience.
"Hernanes had a good game after all the criticism of his performance at Napoli, which was too bad to be real. I am satisfied.
"Sevilla are a very solid team and dangerous in attack, but when the lads are open to working hard and sacrificing themselves for the team, we can do well.
"Against Napoli we got it wrong technically, making many errors to allow lots of counter-attacks. Even then, towards the end we were still in the running for an equaliser.
"If you keep the ball it is easier to play, attack and defend. We still have to improve this aspect, but it is getting better."
In an interview with Sky Sport, he said -
"Even in the league we have done well but we could not win, now we think to Sunday.
Tonight the guys did a great match, they handled the ball well without getting caught by the result. When we are united it comes out in these games. Tonight we had a fit young team, but we can still grow.
Defense? Tonight we were perfect, allowing little. Especially in the second half. I was sure we would win, I have always been clear. But now we put away Sevilla and we think to Bologna. "
Regarding some of the criticism he has received, Allegri went on to say -
"The criticism that we received? I have no pebble to take off. I am convinced of what I do and it seems to have gotten several good results. Maybe you do not like or do not understand some of my jokes. But I am from Livorno, I can not do nothing."
Game winner Alvaro Morata also spoke to the media after he matched club legend Alessandro Del Piero's record of scoring in five consecutive Champions League games for the Bianconeri -
"I am happy to have scored a goal, but above all for the victory of the team.
"I haven't been playing alongside Paulo Dybala for long, but we have an excellent rapport and spend a lot of time together off the field too with family and friends.
"Today we tried a couple of moves, we have to continue working and in the end we'll find the right spaces."