Massimiliano Allegri: I was happy to see Mario Mandzukic score
Wednesday evening, Juventus beat Sampdoria 4-1 and Mario Mandzukic scored his first goal in the season. Manager Massimiliano Allegri was happy to see the striker score.
During the weekend, Juventus lost 1-0 to AC Milan on away in Serie A. It was the second time this month, Juventus left Milan defeated. Earlier this month, also Inter defeated the defending Italian champions with 1-0. With the victory, Milan was only two points away from Juventus in the Serie A table, but manager Massimiliano Allegri did not want to dwell on the defeat, but move on quickly.
-The defeat does not change anything about our season. I cannot fault my players, when you look at their performance. The results must not haunt us, Massimiliano said to Mediaset after the defeat to Milan.
-We played well, created chances and came into the box. Milan had a single attempt in each of the halves, but they played with determination and they played hard. Locatelli’s goal was amazing, he continued.
And the result did not haunt Juventus, who Wednesday evening faced off against Sampdoria in a Serie A match and won 4-1. Juventus first goal was scored by Mario Mandzukic. Manager Massimiliano Allegri was happy to see the striker score his first goal, this season.
-I was happy to see Mario Mandzukic score, while Gonzalo Higuain also played a great game – his goals will soon follow, Allegri said.
-We played good football when we made quick passes and that is exactly what we did. When we lowered the tempo, Sampdoria came back into the match, Allegri said.
This weekend, Juventus will face off against the arch-rivals from Napoli, who is currently in third place of the Serie A table four points below Juventus.
-We have to improve on the quality. It will be an important match, but not as decisive as the one in the other half of the season, Allegri said.
Saturday evening, Juventus will face off against Napoli at Juventus Stadium in Torino.