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Allegri not satisfied with Juventus players after Udinese win

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The Italian coach believes his side have not been able to maintain their intensity throughout the game.

Juventus defeated Udinese 2-0 in their Serie A game on Saturday. The Bianconeri achieved their fourth league victory in five games as they remained in fifth place on the table.

Paulo Dybala opened the scoring for Massimiliano Allegri’s side in the 19th minute. Udinese had several chances throughout the game to make a comeback. However, they conceded another goal when Weston McKennie doubled Juve’s lead in the 80th minute.

In an interview after the game, Massimiliano Allegri gave his verdict on Juventus’ performance.

He told Sky Sport Italia“We held out mentally and technically for 120 minutes on Wednesday, but there was a moment tonight when we just left the game,

“That’s not right, we always have to remain focused, especially when there aren’t enough fans to keep us on our toes.”

He added: “The thing we absolutely cannot do without is intensity, tempo and aggression. Because if we don’t drop the intensity level, then we don’t get distracted and can make our technique count.

“I looked at the line-up, we had Matthijs de Ligt born in 1999, [Dejan] Kulusevski 2000, [Moise] Kean 2000, [Luca] Pellegrini 1999, the oldest was [Juan] Cuadrado and the others all between 20 and 23 years old. 

“You can lack some experience and understanding in those moments of when to hold off and when to control it.”

Juventus will face Sampdoria in a Coppa Italia game on Tuesday before meeting Milan in Serie A five days later. 

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