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Allegri: ‘It was a wasted change against PSG’

Juventus coach Max Allegri feels Juventus ‘wasted a chance’ against PSG in their 2-1 defeat in the Champions League. The Bianconeri turned in a tepid first half performance but improved in the second half and clawed a goal back through Weston McKennie.

Speaking after the game, Allegri offered his thoughts on the match to Canale 5:

We played a good game, but it’s a wasted chance for us, we had to be more clear-headed in the closing part of the match.

We had to create more chances down the left flank, we didn’t do it enough. We could have been dangerous in those situations with McKennie playing wider on the right. We must improve, it’s a wasted chance.

Vlahovic played a decent game, we know we must improve and we are working on this. We are waiting for the return of a few players, which is a good thing for Juventus.

Sometimes we took some risks, and PSG have the quickest strikers in the World, but we defended better in the second half and we must continue to improve.

What’s difficult is when you don’t have the ball, sometimes we got distracted in the first half. We had more courage in the second half. We played a good game, but we must be annoyed by the result.

We wanted to be more aggressive, Messi and Neymar play very well when they come deep to collect the ball, so it was difficult to catch them and we had to slow down a bit.

We have a few players out with specific physical and technical qualities. I had to adapt McKennie on the right.”

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