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Allegri: Juventus vs. Real Madrid will be a fascinating match

Manager’s post-match comments at end of Serie A season

Bologna FC v Juventus FC - Serie A Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images

Juventus beat Bologna 2-1 with a last-gasp header from teenager Moise Kean guaranteeing the win. After the game, manager Massimiliano Allegri fielded questions from the press, mostly focused on the upcoming Champions League Final.

“This has been a very good season, we’ve still got the trip to Cardiff, but we’ll think about that from Monday. It won’t take much to prepare for that, as with a Final you don’t prepare – you play and you win.

“It will be a fascinating match against a great side like Real Madrid. You don’t get to play in a Champions League Final every day. We’ve so far had two Finals in three years, so the lads deserve praise, but we have to enter these events with enthusiasm and joy.

“Finals are decided by the details and we’ve got to focus on those.”

Would Allegri be making a tactical adjustment to his semi-final side?

“Against Monaco I chose a different type of player compared to Juan Cuadrado. Real Madrid are very strong going forward, but also allow something in defence, so we must make the most of those opportunities. We are ready to face this wonderful week before going on vacation.”

Kean became the first player born in the year 2000 to score in the top five European leagues.

“Kean is not the only positive from today, because Emil Audero also played the entire match with great authority in goal and there are other talents from the youth academy that will have room next season.

“It was not a good first half from us, it’s true it was really hot and we did a lot of fitness work this week, but the tempo was still far too slow.”

Juventus now have won six straight Scudetto, an unprecedented accomplishment, picking up 91 points on the way.

“We have to thank Roma and Napoli, because they pushed us to need 91 points, as usually in Italy you can take the title with 87 points. They also helped us in the Champions League, because we were never allowed to drop our guard.”

Allegri followed up on his comments from before the game when asked about his future.

“I want to stay at Juventus, I already said that yesterday in my Press conference. I don’t want to think about anything else.”