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Allegri: ‘This defeat does not change the course of our season’

Manager’s post-Milan comments

AC Milan v Juventus FC - Serie A Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri had to live through a second consecutive trip to his old home at the San Siro with a loss, after hosts AC Milan beat Juve 1-0. In a frustrating game for the most part the Bianconeri controlled, it took a special strike for Milan to beat Gianluigi Buffon in goal and take all three points.

After the game, Allegri commented on this loss.

“I have to compliment my team, as we put in a good performance against an organised Milan that gave their all.

“They did well to score and we were unlucky. We had scored, but it was disallowed. These things happen, it was a game we played well on a technical level.

“Unfortunately the goal was valid, but Milan’s protest made the referee doubt his own decision. We should as teams focus on playing football and not put more pressure on to the referees.”

Would the goal be considered revenge for the famous goal by Sulley Muntari that was disallowed when Allegri was still manager of Milan.

“The two incidents are completely different and years have passed. These things can happen, they are part of the game.

“I repeat, this defeat does not change the course of our season. In terms of performance, I have no complaints with my lads. This loss must not trouble us. We controlled the game and had many shots on goal, reaching the penalty area with good team moves.

“Milan had one shot on goal in each half, but played in a determined and tough fashion. Locatelli scored a great goal.”

Juventus looked toothless up front, with Gonzalo Higuain failing to score and Paulo Dybala hurting himself.

“Higuain needs better service from the rest of the team.”