Allegri: Juventus still making too many mistakes

Juventus has won 11 of its 12 matches in all competitions this season, but Massimiliano Allegri is striving for perfection.

Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri   -  Getty Images

Massimiliano Allegri feels that Juventus is still making too many mistakes despite a near-perfect start to the 2018-19 season following its victory over Manchester United.

Juventus was 1-0 winner at United in the Champions League on Tuesday, thanks to a first-half goal from Paulo Dybala to record a third Group H triumph.

Allegri's side has only dropped points once in Serie A this season, drawing at Genoa last time out, but the Juve head coach is demanding even more from his team. "It was a good team performance and we deserved the victory," Allegri said to Sky Sport Italia.

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"We won a lot of balls in the air, Alex Sandro played it simple and did very well in defence. We controlled the tempo in the first half and had chances to score more goals, getting the final or penultimate pass wrong, but the build-up was largely correct."

"Naturally, we can play without Mandzukic, someone has to get into the box. It was important against Manchester United to keep the ball to ground and attack around Nemanja Matic."

"We still make too many mistakes on the final ball, as we had so many more chances and half-chances that we didn't develop properly. A couple of times it was the player with the ball, another couple it was the player who didn't peel away from his marker to reach the space."

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Allegri demurred, though, when it was put to him that Juventus should be considered favourites to win the Champions League.

"There has been a constant growth process throughout the team and the club. Games must be read and there are times where you don't need to lunge forward," Allegri added.

"We didn't read it properly against Genoa, but this evening the team proved it can read the moments and strike at the right time."

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