Max Allegri hits out at Juventus players after the Milan draw

Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus against AC Milan
Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus against AC Milan - IMAGO / LaPresse

The Bianconeri were held to a draw by AC Milan in Serie A last night and manager Allegri wasn’t happy with the result.

Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw by AC Milan at Allianz Stadium in Serie A last night.

The Old Lady are without a single win so far in the league, picking up 2 draws and 2 defeats in 4 games.

Last night they were presented with a big chance of opening their account after Alvaro Morata found the net inside four minutes.

However, the Bianconeri regressed as the game wore on, allowing Milan to grow into the game. Stefano Pioli’s men found the equaliser through Ante Rebic in the 76th minute, thus denying the home side all three points.

Juve manager Max Allegri has vented his frustration on his side’s lacklustre display in the second half, especially on how they conceded the equaliser.

The Italian gaffer said: “Despite a good first half, when we created chances and allowed Milan just one opportunity, we even risked defeat at the end of a game that had been under total control.

“Unfortunately, we lost that concentration, determination and focus. Just look at the corner where we conceded the goal, there was complacency. It’s not possible to give this game away after being in control. Evidently, we need to make more progress. A lot more.”

It was important to get a positive result and we did. A defeat would’ve not definitively left us behind Milan, but a big advantage, now it is easier to bridge.

“The problem is that winning a game is one thing, winning a league is another, and that means not conceding goals due to errors like that. We can draw games if the other team does better, not if we give it away.

“There were some positives, in other words the first half, but what makes me angry are the final 15 minutes. We should’ve suffered more, been ready to fight tooth and nail. At those moments, you can’t look at being aesthetically beautiful, you just take the result home, even if it’s ugly.”

Juve are currently sitting 18th in the Serie A table, trailing the leaders Inter Milan by eight points. They will face Spezia in the Serie A away fixture on Tuesday.

Although it is too early to comment on Juventus’ title chances, the start they have experienced so far is really underwhelming.