Massimiliano Allegri expressed satisfaction with Juventus’ performance in their 6-1 triumph over Salernitana, emphasizing the positive signs gleaned from the victory.
The Bianconeri faced an early setback, conceding a goal within a minute due to a Federico Gatti error that allowed Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi to poke the ball past Mattia Perin, unsettling the home side.
However, Juventus swiftly rebounded with goals from Fabio Miretti and Andrea Cambiaso, establishing control before unleashing a scoring spree in the second half. Strikes from Daniele Rugani, Kenan Yildiz, and Timothy Weah, along with an own goal from Dylan Bronn, secured a comprehensive 6-1 win, propelling the Old Lady into the quarter-finals.
Addressing the victory over Salernitana in an interview with Sport Mediaset via TMW, Allegri shared his initial reactions.
“We conceded an unexpected goal, the team’s reaction was good. We had never managed to overturn a game, it’s a good sign, it means we’re fine.
“And We had to play a game with great attention, on Sunday we’ll find a different team. We have to enjoy this victory but from tomorrow we have to think about Sunday.”
Allegri opens up about the Serie A race and Salernitana thrashing
Allegri touched on his team’s great performance against Salernitana.
“Excellent responses from everyone, we have grown. Tonight, we played better, we ran forward a lot, creating many passing lines. We need to be clearer in the last pass, raise the percentage of accurate passes.”
Allegri went on to speak about the idea of deploying Kenan Yildiz alongside Federico Chiesa and Dusan Vlahovic.
“It depends on the growth of Yildiz and the condition of Federico, who did very well tonight, all he lacked was the goal. In today’s football, whoever starts on the bench is also important.
“When the others are on their feet, it is important to have these changes, if we then are good at playing with more offensive players, even better, but this depends on the growth of the players.”
Allegri was then asked if the goal was still a top-four finish this season.
“We have to get to the top four, the next Champions League will be completely different and we have to respect the schedule, otherwise it’s a mess.”