Allegri: Juve lacked experience

Massimiliano Allegri believes Juventus lacked experience during Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League final.

The Coach was referring to the manner in which Luis Suarez and then Neymar were able to kill off the Bianconeri’s mini-revival, led by Alvaro Morata’s equaliser, in the early stages of the second half at Olympiastadion.

“We had an extraordinary season, a great final and in our best moment of the game conceded a silly goal,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“There were the chances to equalise, but Barcelona have three amazing players in attack and you have to take your opportunities.

“We had trouble at the start finding our shape and the right channels. We had several attempts, including the first of the game, and played well. In some situations we could’ve done better.

“At that moment we were pushing for the second goal and left ourselves open to concede on the counter from a goal kick.

“I think Juventus had a remarkable season with the Scudetto, Coppa Italia and reaching the Champions League final. What more could we have done?

“Now our task is to consolidate our position in the top eight of Europe, which in turn will make us even stronger in Serie A.

“The goal for 3-1 was when the game was practically over. I think it’s another part of the growth process, as when you feel that the match is in hand, you need to be more careful.

“It was incredible to concede that second goal in those circumstances against the run of play.

“We had numerous opportunities and luck wasn’t on our side, as the deflection off a shoulder went over the bar, there was a push on [Paul] Pogba, so we did have our say.”

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