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Allegri optimistic about Dybala’s ankle injury

Manager’s post-match comments after 2-0 win

Pescara Calcio v Juventus FC - Serie A Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images

Juventus beat the league’s bottom club Pescara 2-0, but what will really have the Bianconeri nervous will be the condition of Pualo Dybala who went off early in the second half with an ankle injury.

After the game manager Massimiliano Allegri said -

“It was an impact where he twisted it, there’s reason to be optimistic.”

On the game itself, with Gonzalo Higuain grabbing a brace -

“The lads did well to win today, but we had to manage the game better and not waste our energy. It was hot, it was all a chase and we didn’t use the space well.

“The lads were good but we could have done better with the ball in the second half, the ball didn’t glide well but the pitch was beautiful.”

Juan Cuadrado laid on the first goal for Higuain -

“Juan Cuadrado? He has room for improvement, sometimes he gets kicked because he doesn’t release the ball quickly enough, so he needs to improve in that. He’s becoming important though.”

Allegri was asked about facing Barcelona on Wednesday -

“Barcelona will come at us right away, the first half hour will be very important. We need to play for a goal, a bit like in Napoli [in the Coppa Italia].

“We need to play with courage and self-belief, we have the chance to reach the Semi-Final and it won’t be easy.”

Juve now are eight points clear for the Scudetto after Roma drew today -

“Currently Roma can get 90 points, which means we need to get 91.

“There are still difficult games to come, we’re thinking about Wednesday and then Genoa.”