Juventus had to come from behind to draw the game at Sporting CP in their Champions League group stage fixture. Juve keep their three point lead over the Portuguese team with two to go, and a win today would have sealed qualification to the next round of the competition.
Speaking to the media after the game, Massimiliano Allegri expressed his regret at the lost opportunity.
“It’s disappointing, as we had the chance to seal qualification and we didn’t do it. Now we’ve got Barcelona and then Olympiakos, so it’s all still up in the air.
“I am disappointed because the first half was ugly, the second was better, and we were a bit too chaotic. We should’ve been more organised.
“We’ll keep the result tonight, which was the only good thing about the performance, really.
“It was all so simple, we had to win here and then it’d all be done, we would be qualified. Evidently this team needs to feel fear in order to perform. It’s all still open, we have to go to Athens and that could be an inferno.”
When asked about his late changes, bringing on Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi, he added -
“It was natural that changes could help in the last 30-20 minutes, but after the goal we should’ve shown more patience and pressured around their area, instead we moved it from the right to the left and were no longer dangerous.”