Juventus coach Allegri confident Roma defeat a blip: No-one has been in this situation

Juventus coach Max Allegri is confident defeat to Roma is a blip.

Roma won 1-0 thanks to Gianluca Mancini’s strike.

“We should’ve done more in the first half, as Roma were already starting to get a little loose between the lines, but then we conceded that goal out of nowhere. This is football and you emerge defeated. The red card obviously didn’t help,” Allegri told DAZN.

Juve improved once Federico Chiesa and Paul Pogba came off the bench.

“Chiesa and Pogba are not at 100 per cent. The lads need to be calm, we have amassed 50 points this season. It was a difficult match, it feels like the world is crumbling around you, but we can reboot.

“Everyone likes to talk from the outside, but in the history of football, nobody has ever experienced a situation like the one Juventus are having this season. One game cannot bring down all the good work we’ve done.”

Moise Kean was sent off 40 seconds after coming on and Allegri also said, “Kean made a mistake, end of story, and he put the team in trouble. He apologised afterwards. Everything is a learning experience. These lads need to stay focused. We have to finish in the top four and at the moment we’d be in second place.

“The objective is to close down on the teams above us. We threw away three points tonight and could’ve been within nine points of Roma. In football, deserving a result means nothing. If you win, you deserve it, if you lose then you made a mistake somewhere.”

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