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Max Allegri confirms Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata will ‘certainly’ miss Chelsea and Torino games
However, he explained what went wrong in Juventus’ 3-2 victory over Sampdoria.
It was their first home win of the season, their second victory this week after the 3-2 at Spezia
But again the defence leaked goals and confidence seemed low.
This was Allegri’s 400th Serie A match as a coach, but he seemed furious in the final minutes after Samp pulled it back to 3-2.
It was their 20th consecutive top flight game without a clean sheet.
“The team defended well as a team, but there were errors on a corner for 3-1 and then we gave it away in midfield for 3-2,” Allegri told Sky Sport Italia.
“We should’ve killed the game off earlier, we’re happy to have a second consecutive victory”
“the first at home, and will now prepare for Chelsea.”
To make matters worse, Dybala limped off in tears after just 20 minutes with a muscular problem
while Alvaro Morata was also touching the back of his thigh as he came off.
“Dybala and Morata certainly won’t play against Chelsea or Torino”
“That is for certain. We can only hope that we get them back after the break for international duty”
“This is part of the game, we have to keep going.”
Allegri was asked if he had gone too defensive with his substitutions when it was still 3-1.
“I introduced Ramsey because Locatelli and Bentancur were tired, while using a three-man defence was meant to give more width, so that’s not why we conceded. We conceded because we lost the ball in midfield and everyone ran backwards.”