Juventus FC head coach, Massimiliano Allegri, on Thursday highlighted the significance of beating Chelsea after his underperforming aspect topped the 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League holders on Wednesday.
The 1-0 win helped the previous champions to protect their 100 per cent report in Group H.
Federico Chiesa scored the earliest second-half aim in Opta’s Champions League information as Juve overcame Chelsea in Turin.
Juve got here into the blockbuster showdown with simply two wins from their first six Serie A fixtures this season, although they did ease previous Malmo of their Champions League opener.
It is just the fourth time Juve have gained their first two matches of the Champions League group part with out conceding a single aim.
The final two (this season and 2018-19) have been underneath Allegri.
Allegri reveled within the consequence as Juve proceed to develop in his second stint on the Italian giants, having changed Andrea Pirlo within the low season.
“It was vital to get the three factors, this victory is a step ahead to cross the group stage,” Allegri instructed reporters.
“It is usually vital for the lads as a result of they gained in opposition to the European champions. This victory is nice for all of us because it boosts the morale of the group.
“We performed properly in opposition to a really bodily group. The group was very organised defensively. We didn’t concede a lot, we had additionally some likelihood and in some moments, we might do higher when managing the ball.
“This helps us perceive that you simply additionally obtain huge goals via this sort of video games.”
Allegri added: “There are not any turns. It’s a sport that permits us to go to 6 factors and positively have a look at the champions with extra optimism to attempt to undergo. Then the championship is one other factor.”
After nullifying Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku, Juve and Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci stated: “I see it extra as a sport that ought to function a lesson.
“However as talked about it was a little bit of matches we have been searching for that angle that we had misplaced a bit lately and that had solely been seen in suits and begins.
“It should be the demonstration, it should be an instance, it should not be the exception.
“The psychological depth and the will to be a group on each ball: that made the distinction tonight as a result of the qualities are there.
“Generally, possibly, we’re technically fallacious an excessive amount of. However with this mentality, with this depth that we had tonight, the victories in sure video games come as a consequence.”(dpa/NAN) (www.nannews.ng)