Juvenutus’ Dusan Vlahovic may have gone five games without scoring but Max Allegri called on him to be calm after missing a penalty against Sampdoria
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has advised Dusan Vlahovic to stay calm despite his disappointing penalty miss in their recent 4-2 win over Sampdoria.
The Serbian striker has now gone five Serie A games without scoring for the first time in his career and was visibly frustrated during the match, having also had four attempts blocked.
However, Allegri has urged Vlahovic to remain composed and focused and not to let his missed opportunities affect his confidence moving forward.
Allegri wants Vlahovic to manage games better
Adrien Rabiot scored twice in the match while Gleison Bremer and Matias Soule also found the net for Juventus, who are now nine points behind fourth-placed Milan.
“Dusan played a very good game,” he told DAZN. “He must remain serene. Tonight, he played better technically. He has to stay calm.
“Let’s not forget that he has been at Juventus for a year, he has done well, he is doing well. He has all the qualities to improve.
“When he manages to regulate his management of the game, he will be less hasty when the ball arrives.”
Rabiot called on his teammates to enhance their focus ahead of the Europa League last-16 second-leg match against Freiburg, where Juventus holds a slender 1-0 advantage.
“In some moments, I have to take responsibility if there is a need to do it alone,” he said. “Tonight, I scored an important goal to bring the victory.
“I’m happy – a little less for the first half where we started well, but conceded two goals that we must not concede.
“We have to work and be more focused during the game. Don’t be careless because we scored two goals. We had to win to prepare well for the game against Freiburg.”