Juventus face an uphill wrestle to beat Atletico Madrid within the second leg however Massimiliano Allegri says it may be accomplished
Juve have been downed by two late strikes from Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin and had earlier been spared by a VAR determination that denied Alvaro Morata a purpose towards his former membership.
With Juve going through an uphill wrestle to achieve the quarter-finals forward of the second leg in Turin subsequent month, Allegri claimed his facet had been compelled to play badly by their hosts.
“The second half was ugly, as we made the error of going after them,” he instructed Sky Sport Italia. “Atleti are superb at letting a sport go by with out a shot on purpose.
“We had already risked ourselves on a breakaway and misplaced a ball, however the truth is that within the second half we didn’t have a shot on purpose. Atleti got here out far more aggressively on set performs and caught us abruptly.
“Now we’ve got the possibility to show this round. We will need to have religion, we’ll have some gamers again and there isn’t any level crying over spilt milk.
“We knew it was going to be powerful, that Atletico Madrid drive you to play badly, with a sluggish tempo. We moved the ball faster within the first half, however not within the second.
“We acquired the method mistaken within the second half. It is that straightforward.
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“These items can occur, there might be nice disappointment after this, however we are able to flip it round. It will not be straightforward, we’d like an ideal second leg, however it may be accomplished and we will need to have religion.
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“We’re not useless but, we weren’t useless after dropping 3-Zero at dwelling to Actual Madrid [in the group stage], not to mention now we have the second leg at dwelling.
“It is essential to take care of the main focus, organisation and maintain our heads, as a result of every thing may be overturned.”
The second leg is scheduled to be performed on March 12, however earlier than then the reigning Italian champions face Bologna this Sunday in Serie A, earlier than an enormous conflict towards title-rivals Napoli.