Juventus finally got their first league win of the season at the fifth time of asking, but the Bianconeri were made to work for it. Having gone behind 2-1 after leading at one point, they were forced to claw back level and fight tooth and nail to get the winner against a battling Spezia crowd that fought until the very end to get a point.
Speaking after the game, coach Massimiliano Allegri was pleased to see his side come through adversity to achieve the three points.
“Luckily we won a match suffering. Otherwise we might have thought we did well and there was nothing more to do.
“There are many things to improve. We have players who must do better in their decisions of the last pass, when to shoot on the target.”
Did he think Federico Chiesa had a good game on his return from injury?
“I didn’t have to wait for answers from him or from anyone. He returned from an injury, tonight he asked me to change because his flexor was tight again.
“The difference tonight is that those who took over did well.”
Much is still being made of how Allegri left the draw against Milan over the weekend as he left for the dressing rooms in a huff immediately after the final whistle, was he less displeased tonight?
“I can’t beat them every day. Today we won an important match. We have to get out of the comfort zone, football is made up of suffering and fatigue.
“We don’t have to look at the table. We try to put our first win next to the first at home against Sampdoria. There are players who have important qualities and who need to improve.
“[Weston] McKennie for example, should have scored at least four goals and those chances make the difference.”