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We made some technical errors, especially in the opening 20 minutes, then at the end we were running a lot of risks rather than locking down the result.feedback
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Oct 18 2017
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Massimiliano Allegri quotes

Sep 24 2017

I thank Mandzukic for his performance. I'm sure he could happily play in midfield too, he's got physicality and technique, so can do a job anywhere.feedback

Sep 24 2017

He's an important player for us, there are moments when things work better at one time than another. There will be times when everyone gets time out, otherwise we won't be able to maintain our consistency.feedback

Sep 24 2017

I preferred to leave him out, he has already scored two goals this season and will score many more. He just needs to rediscover – or perhaps he never lost it – the calm of not feeling the need to score at all costs.feedback

Sep 23 2017

Napoli are playing very good football and getting results, which after all is what really matters. People only remember those who finish first, not second or third when playing well.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - Champions League

It wasn't easy, as this Torino side is tough to beat, but it was the best way to prepare for Wednesday's Champions League game.feedback

Sep 23 2017

The lads had a really good game, including the opening 20 minutes, then once Torino went down to 10 men we controlled the match. Even then, we allowed a couple of situations that could've been avoided. We slowed the tempo a bit too much after the break, but still created a great deal.feedback

Sep 23 2017

When we're in control, we must try to avoid injuries. For example, Paulo Dybala kept the ball for too long in the second half and drew the foul, when he should've passed or shot immediately.feedback

Sep 22 2017

The most important thing is that Higuain has total faith from his team-mates, the coach, the club and the fans. These periods happen to every striker when the ball doesn't go in for two or three games, but he will break through.feedback

Sep 22 2017

He played well on Wednesday night [against Fiorentina].feedback

Sep 20 2017

There are some moments like now in which Higuain only scored two goals in five [Serie A] matches. But he moved well and gave positive signals, so he needs to stay calm. Even last season he did not score for three or four matches. We have to compliment the boys. In the first half we had few shots because we were technically wrong out of the area.feedback

Sep 20 2017

In these games you have to take risks. In the second half we did better.feedback

Sep 20 2017

I don't see it as significant. He needs to react in a positive way by turning this negative moment into a positive one.feedback

Sep 20 2017

It's an important victory because we did not have a goal in the first half and we struggled a lot. We have to compliment the boys. In the first half we had few shots because we were technically wrong out of the area.feedback

Sep 19 2017 - Champions League

After the game with Barcelona [in the Champions League] I decided, together with Gigi, to play Szczesny in this game. That doesn't mean I have more or less confidence because Neto played a lot of games last season.feedback

Sep 19 2017

It's important to win games against the so-called medium or small teams, because they're important points. Then, in the direct meetings, anything can happen.feedback

Sep 17 2017

He still has room for improvement, but at times he's just unplayable. He's turning into an extraordinary player. Higuain played well – he played for the team. He needs time to recover when we're playing every three days.feedback

Sep 17 2017

We played well in Barcelona but only for one half. We eased off on the pressure after that and lost our organisation.feedback

Sep 13 2017

Obviously they have this player who can change every game but we had to do better in the second half.feedback

Sep 13 2017

You cannot expect to come here and dominate the game so we have to play better at a mental level, always trying to remain in the game even when everything seems difficult.feedback

Sep 13 2017

We played a good first half but when you play these kind of games you have to take your chances. We didn't and we were punished at the end of the first half. Ironically we conceded three goals from counter-attacks but this was our worst mistake because we had to remain compact after Barcelona's goal.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

I repeat, along with Real Madrid they are favourites to win the Champions League.feedback

Sep 12 2017

Despite losing Neymar, Barcelona are, along with Real Madrid, the strongest team in the world. To go three games against them without conceding a goal (this year) would be extraordinary.feedback

Sep 10 2017

Khedira and Marchisio are definitely out. Khedira returned from international duty, where he had a knock to the knee, rested for a few days and played 30 minutes. The day after, he felt pain again. Basically, it will take a week or so to have him back. He has taken a calf on his calf, there should be nothing serious. Sandro had a fever, I hope he is already better.feedback

Sep 09 2017

His future is with Juventus and I am very happy with that.feedback

Sep 08 2017

[We will know] if, at the end of the season, the team has had a good season, arriving in March still in the fight for all three competitions. Howedes is fit and he is adapting to the new working methods - I will have to evaluate him [on Friday].feedback

Sep 08 2017

I hope they do it. It would be good news for everyone.feedback

Aug 19 2017

All things considered we performed well at both ends of the pitch.feedback

Aug 19 2017

We'll have to get used to waiting for the decision. In this case it was a penalty against us but fortunately we have the best guy around in goal – he sorts out all sorts of problems for us.feedback

Aug 19 2017

We defended well out there, especially after the penalty. Before then we let them in a few times, including the move that led to the penalty itself.feedback

Aug 18 2017

The next morning, my head was clear. I went to my office at 7 a.m. and had my espresso.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - World Cup

I see Dybala, like a bright boy about to start his first year in school. Buffon, with a World Cup, is about to get his Master's degree.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - Champions League

I know we can shed the scabs from Cardiff. I know we can have a great season. I know we can have a great Champions League campaign.feedback

Aug 11 2017

For me, I look at Paulo Dybala and Gigi Buffon. In a way, they are the symbol of this team. I see Dybala, like a bright boy about to start his first year in school.feedback

Aug 11 2017

I left Cardiff with the team and returned to Italy.feedback

Aug 06 2017

We will see what happens. We are in talks with several clubs. For the moment Lemina is still a Juventus player.feedback

Jul 31 2017

Alex Sandro? He's a Juventus player, he's extraordinary and he won't leave us. He's improved so much since he came to Juve and he has the margins to improve again. Along with [Real Madrid left-back] Marcelo, he's the best in the world. This year will be much more difficult because all our rivals have strengthened. It will be complicated and tricky to win the seventh consecutive league title, but this is our first goal of the season. Last season Roma got 87 points, a record in their history, and they will be the main competition, but Napoli, Milan and Inter will also fight for the title.feedback

Jul 30 2017

But let's not forget about teams like Napoli and Milan, especially Inter, and let's also not forget about Lazio, a team that's very strong. So the competition to win the Scudetto will be competitive.feedback

Jul 30 2017

Six Scudetti in a row is difficult, but obviously winning the seventh one is going to be even harder. The teams have reinforced themselves, have strengthened themselves, so certainly our first objective is to go out there and compete for a seventh Scudetto. Roma had 87 points last season, the most in its history, so they're certainly a very strong team that promises to be even stronger.feedback

Jul 29 2017

One of the intriguing things is that it's not like last year. You're playing against five or more teams that are competing for the Scudetto, so it will be much more competitive.feedback

Jul 29 2017

They're out to nip on our heels and get to where we are, so we had to strengthen the team. We have a month left and if the opportunity arises to add pieces that strengthen the club, so be it.feedback

Jul 29 2017

The club has already moved to acquire young, promising players – the likes of Douglas Costa, the likes of De Sciglio, and so on and so forth. We have already strengthened our team. We have won the past six Scudetti in a row. Obviously winning the seventh one won't be easy. Certainly we'd like to compete for that, and the other teams aren't standing pat watching us in the market and not competing.feedback

Jul 29 2017

But I believe that with the arrival of Bernardeschi and other players that we already have a competitive squad.feedback

Jul 27 2017

Juve are still the team to beat.feedback

Jul 27 2017

Bonucci will give Milan great charisma, personality and international experience, while Juventus will miss his technique and his ability to play the ball. They've strengthened with Douglas Costa, [Federico] Bernardeschi and [Wojciech] Szczesny and now they'll take someone else.feedback

Jul 27 2017

Every year people say it's the turn of Napoli, Roma and others, then we see how it goes.feedback

Jul 27 2017

I didn't change through any fault of his, I could have stayed at Milan too but I felt that a cycle was finished.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Champions League

We have to raise the bar and try to get back to the Champions League final, and maybe win it this time.feedback

Jul 27 2017

There were good phases of play in both the first and the second half. We need to improve our condition, the phase on the ball, the final third, but we have time to prepare and get ourselves ready for the Supercoppa [Italiana].feedback

Jul 27 2017

Getting to the end of the season and focusing on our goals requires the sacrifice of everyone.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Champions League

We're thinking of the new year, which will be harder and longer. We're motivated and we really want to make up for last year. I always want to win and score more, even if we'd won the Champions League last year we couldn't have let up.feedback

Jul 24 2017

Tonight was our first night together, so it wasn't a matter of serenity. Tomorrow will begin the official preparations toward the road of our game in Rome on the 13th of August. There's a lot of preparation to be done.feedback

Jul 24 2017

Considering it was the first time that we got together as a group the team played well. It's always difficult to get together and play a match that's important right off the bat.feedback

Jul 24 2017

I feel comfortable with the defence. If there is a possibility with the market to strengthen our club, fantastic. If not, we're good the way we are.feedback

Jul 22 2017

So we're going to face difficult opposition this season and we need to prepare.feedback

Jul 22 2017

At the end of the day, this team should have celebrated the fantastic successes that it had, winning the Scudetto, winning the Coppa Italia. I'm pretty disappointed that we did not celebrate those the way that they deserve to be celebrated because we always point to Cardiff.feedback

Jul 22 2017

We look forward to implementing the same attitude and mentality of winning, and winning another Scudetto and going into the season with a little bit more drive to pick up where we left off in Cardiff.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Manchester United

I did nothing to keep Pogba. Because when the club told me the numbers... Dybala's game is easier on the eye, but Pogba is extraordinary because he has physicality and technique.feedback

Jun 27 2017

And above all he has to understand that he'll be the future leader of the Juventus dressing room.feedback

Jun 27 2017

We played a good game against Porto and then after two days Bonucci came back, because he's an important player, an extraordinary player.feedback

Jun 27 2017

I was wrong too, and in fact I punished myself and Leo was left out. It was an important and decisive game and even if we'd lost we'd have had the strength to win 10 more.feedback

Jun 27 2017

There are times when you should turn a blind eye and times when you have to have your eyes wide open and in that moment Leo was wrong.feedback

Jun 15 2017

He is a great player. He is a PSG player, though, and I think he will stay in Paris.feedback

Jun 15 2017

It is not done! When I am back, Juve will have signed players to improve the team.feedback

Jun 15 2017

I know that when I get back for pre-season, the club will have signed players who improve the squad, but that is not easy because we have reached such a high level now that there are only a few players around who fit the bill. To move on, you need to find players who complete the areas where we are most lacking.feedback

Jun 15 2017

Numerically, the squad is done, apart from up front. We will just need to replace those who leave, but the club are very good at this.feedback

Jun 15 2017

Schick has not arrived yet, but he does things that are out of the ordinary. Szczesny is not done.feedback

Jun 03 2017

In the second half Real Madrid pushed the accelerator, and we remained too static and sat back too long.feedback

Jun 03 2017

No, I don't think that Juventus has reached the end of a cycle. [Gianluigi] Buffon will still be the Juventus goalkeeper next year, Andrea Barzagli will still be with us. These players still have a lot to give.feedback

Jun 02 2017

Anxiety leads you to waste a lot of energy. We want to face the coming week as if we are playing a normal match.feedback

Jun 02 2017

I hear people saying that we have lost six finals. That disturbs and annoys me. It is not that we have lost six finals. It is that we have played eight. It is not easy at all to make such an achievement.feedback

Jun 01 2017

He seems like a little kid on the first day of school. He's in great shape because he's been training over the summer and he's really enthusiastic – it's contagious. He's a huge, strong and charismatic signing for us. He's shown great professionalism. You know, in terms of experience we've got all we need. I'm really pleased with this project.feedback

May 30 2017

Is this a joke? Absolutely no, I was having fun and I was injured, it's just muscular. You can try to challenge everything ... but not age!feedback

May 29 2017

[The players] have been fantastic. I've heard many times that the title was easy. Recording 91 points is anything but easy. Roma and Napoli had a superb campaign and Juventus did even better.feedback

May 29 2017 - Champions League

Juventus haven't lost six finals - we've been involved in eight. Making the final is incredible.feedback

May 29 2017

It's an important match and we must simply do what we've produced all season long. Negativity is infectious. When I took over there was an air of negativity which was frightening and I can sense a touch of that now too when I hear people talking about the finals we've lost.feedback

May 29 2017 - Champions League

There's only one Champions League like there's only one Super Bowl and what matters is being in the right place at the right time. I'm delighted to be in the final and I feel fortunate to be leading a team out in Cardiff on Saturday.feedback

May 27 2017

The season, right now, is beautiful. We have Cardiff and, from Monday, we will prepare only to win.feedback

May 27 2017 - Champions League

Higuain, Dybala, Mario Mandzukic and Juan Cuadrado will line up in attack on Saturday.feedback

May 27 2017

Chiellini will not feature, but Sami Khedira will be back in midfield.feedback

May 27 2017

Emil Audero will be our goalkeeper.feedback

May 26 2017 - Champions League

I want to stay at Juventus. I have a contract until 2018 and need to talk to the club after the Champions League final.feedback

May 26 2017

I am proud of what we have achieved during my three years here. Hopefully we can add another trophy in Cardiff.feedback

May 20 2017

This is the moment when we have to grab the bull by the horns.feedback

May 20 2017

We must win the Scudetto tomorrow. We come out of the Coppa final with an amazing result as nobody had ever won three in a row, and that has given us great strength to go forward. Paulo Dybala is fine. We'll have [Gianluigi] Buffon in goal, Dani Alves, [Leonardo] Bonucci, [Giorgio] Chiellini and Alex Sandro in defence. Claudio Marchisio recovered well from the final and he will play. We're in a wonderful moment of the campaign. We need the fans to be behind us, as it's the most important game of the season, the one that decides the Scudetto.feedback

May 19 2017

It was a great feeling to lift the trophy on Wednesday because it took an exciting journey to get there. When I arrived in Turin, I was asked to bring us home the Coppa Italia and a sixth consecutive Scudetto title.feedback

May 17 2017 - Champions League

Gigi deserves the Ballon d'Or regardless of whether we win the Champions League.feedback

May 16 2017

It's time to step up and start reaping what we have sown. Lazio have had a brilliant calendar year and I have no doubt that their coach Inzaghi will go on to do great things as a manager. They have an excellent squad and we will need to play very well indeed to beat them. I thought tactically we were very good against Roma in the first half but we lacked the required cutting edge to shut the door on them early on.feedback

May 16 2017

The small details cost us. We conceded from a set-piece and then left ourselves too open after our own offensive free-kick. How you manage those moments will always be the difference between winning and losing. What matters now is how we recover. What I can guarantee is that you won't see the same performance again tomorrow night. Whoever takes to the field will play with absolute focus.feedback

May 13 2017 - Champions League

We have to go to Cardiff with the confidence that we can win the Champions League.feedback

May 13 2017

We now have important games and three or four days before we will prepare the game.feedback

May 13 2017 - Champions League

Seeing Khedira in the Coppa Italia final or against Crotone next week is impossible. We'll evaluate him day by day to see about the Champions League final.feedback

May 10 2017 - Champions League

This year we will go to the final with greater awareness, we've all grown and matured. This doesn't mean that we're the favourites to win the Champions League because we'll be facing Real or Atletico, most likely Real, which is a team with great players, in a final which requires technical skill, defence and a bit of good luck in order to win.feedback

May 09 2017

I really enjoy coaching, that is what makes me relax. When the stress sets in and I no longer enjoy it, that's the time to change.feedback

May 09 2017

I don't need to take credit for anything. I do my job. I do it with enthusiasm and calm. What I care about is using the quality at my disposal to get results.feedback

May 09 2017

Gigi is right, we are in the final and must try to win it. Hopefully this is the right year. I think Juventus have a very good chance of winning. We need to be more concentrated, keep the ball better, but there are important games over the next month and we have to get the result against Roma [where a point will secure the Serie A title] or risk putting the Scudetto back in doubt. There's the Coppa Italia final with Lazio too. I am glad for the lads, they reached the final, but from tomorrow we have to focus, because we haven't won anything.feedback

May 08 2017

It was vital not to lose. You cannot win every game. When you reach the end you count up the points. There are matches you have to win, but when you realise that you cannot win, you have to make sure you don't lose.feedback

May 08 2017

We need to be fully focused for the match, . Monaco have nothing to lose and will be dangerous.feedback

May 06 2017

In a way, losing the final creates a sort of determination that will help them try to win the trophy again. Great champions always give a great response.feedback

May 06 2017

I don't think Italian football looks any less impressive. The fact that they reached the final unbeaten, conceding only three goals, was amazing and 90 minutes cannot cancel out an entire season.feedback

May 06 2017

They lost the game and have to accept that. I saw the comments from president Andrea Agnelli and I agree with him: it was an extraordinary year and they only missed the icing on the cake.feedback

May 05 2017

I expect a difficult game against a team in good condition. They will be aggressive and we will have to fight to get a positive result.feedback

May 05 2017 - Champions League

No, it is impossible. They cannot play together, even with glue. [Last week's opponents] Atalanta, Monaco and Torino all play similarly, have players of more or less the same type, have speed and good technique. Saturday will be important because it is a derby and it's for the league. We have to beat Monaco to reach the final of the Champions League. If we succeed then we should win the Italian Cup [against Lazio], so we are in good mental and physical condition.feedback

May 05 2017

Against Monaco we got a good result but we can do better from the perspective of our performance. Approaching the end of these competitions is never easy. In the last 20 days, we have to live every moment as if it were the last.feedback

May 03 2017

Gigi Buffon's top performance almost goes without saying when it comes to these big matches. Gigi is the best goalkeeper in the world and he has shown that in this game. The best players step up to the plate on nights like this. Monaco are a good side, a technically gifted side, but we started well. It was beginning to look easy, but we made a few mistakes and Gigi produced a great save at 0-0. They created a couple of good chances after we took the lead, but Gigi was there to save again so there is plenty to be happy about.feedback

May 03 2017

All of the defenders did very well – it is games like this that show just how good these players are. The job is not complete. Monaco will come to Turin with nothing to lose. This could become an extraordinary season for us.feedback

Apr 28 2017

The handball by Toloi? I do not want to talk about the incident because it makes no difference.feedback

Apr 28 2017

Usually, Juventus do not concede in this way. For now we have gained a point on Roma, but we'll have more wins. We are at 84 points and we can get to 96. If we had won, we would have given a major blow to Roma. But Atalanta won all the conflicts and in football if you do not win the conflicts, you do not win.feedback

Apr 28 2017

This match, we need to understand, will be similar to the game against Monaco. They are a team that plays very similarly to Atalanta. We knew that playing here would not be easy. A match like this happens, even the players are human. The important thing is to learn from these matches and always remain calm. It prepares us well for the game against Monaco. We were in the lead with a minute left and we could not win. The [penalty] incident would be irrelevant if we had played better.feedback

Apr 27 2017

We're beginning an important period, but we still need points to get to the finish line in the league.feedback

Apr 24 2017 - Champions League

We are not a perfect machine because we still have room for improvement, but the team really is having a great season. It is absolutely extraordinary to be on 83 points with five matches to play and to have qualified for the Coppa Italia final and the Champions League semi-finals. It is still too early to be talking about the title. We have to remember that we still have to play Roma and until it is mathematically assured we cannot talk about the Scudetto. We have a couple of days to rest now and then we will focus on Atalanta, which will not be an easy game.feedback

Apr 24 2017

We have won nothing yet and have to take it one match at a time.feedback

Apr 24 2017

After that, we have four days before the Monaco match, so that is plenty of time to recover and prepare for the clash.feedback

Apr 22 2017 - Manchester United

It's going well with me playing as a mediano. The coach used me in every role in midfield but it's here that I feel very comfortable.feedback

Apr 22 2017

Everyone is just waiting for Juventus to fall down, but [Sunday] is decisive for the league title and we need a tough performance. The usual four [Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado and Mario Mandzukic] will start in attack. The only doubt is Cuadrado, because we have to see what condition he's in. His understudy is Mario Lemina. For the defence, everyone is so good that there isn't an issue. I would not have preferred Real Madrid in the draw. Monaco reached the semi-final and to achieve that they clearly have quality.feedback

Apr 22 2017

Claudio Marchisio is fine now and he will play. He was unavailable in Barcelona after a knock to the calf and I didn't want to risk having a player on the bench who could not play.feedback

Apr 22 2017

Getting three points against Genoa would give us an important cushion at the top, basically allowing us to get two games wrong. From Friday onwards, we'll be playing every three days, so the points are fundamental. The Scudetto is going to be decided. We have made a journey, both as a team and a club. The important thing is to face matches with humility and the right spirit, so I want to remind everyone that Juventus have not actually won anything yet. Let's limit the euphoria here. Enthusiasm helps you train better, but with euphoria you can slip up.feedback

Apr 19 2017

We have to compliment the lads for all they are doing this season. It's a step forward, a deserved qualification against a top-level opponent. We did very well defensively, less so in attack where we failed to make the most of very promising counter-attacks. We were under the normal amount of pressure here, but it was a decisive step on the road to Cardiff.feedback

Apr 19 2017

Barcelona failing to score goals over two legs is almost unheard of. The players need to realise that they can do even better and we are slowly improving. We must not get ahead of ourselves, but it's right to feel enthusiasm and tomorrow we need to focus on Serie A. I am happy with what the lads are doing, but the key is not to maintain current form, instead we are aiming to improve it. Everyone was extraordinary tonight and when Andrea Barzagli came on [for Paulo Dybala in the 75th minute] it felt like we could have played for a whole day and not conceded.feedback

Apr 19 2017

We should have been calmer and sharper when spreading their play, but it's not easy to do that here, as Barcelona are a completely different team at home. They move the ball around so quickly and only a great Juventus could have qualified.feedback

Apr 19 2017

We have to be clever in choosing when to attack, when to defend. I guess Barcelona haven't changed much in a week – they are full of potential, something we knew in Turin. We need to be smart. We need to be clear-minded, technical and not think of the scoreline. We will go out to try and win again.feedback

Apr 19 2017

Perhaps we'll adjust the tactics but I'd imagine they'll be very minor changes. Barcelona have three quality strikers but I'm confident that my midfield and defence can contain them.feedback

Apr 18 2017

The most important thing is that we forget the three goals in the first leg and play to win again. We have huge respect for Barcelona and we know that we will need to play even better again to go through. Not a lot will have changed about Barcelona: they will still have the same weaknesses and strengths. We need to keep our heads and find a way to score at least once. We need to defend well and attack well. Simple. We must not get carried away by the occasion. If we keep our cool and play our own game, we will be OK.feedback

Apr 18 2017

Juventus have grown gradually as a European power; we need to be at least in the last eight every season.feedback

Apr 15 2017

We have to get to 91 points - Roma can do 90. Now we have to think about Wednesday [against Barca].feedback

Apr 15 2017

Juve deserved to win. In the second half, we wasted some time - we had plenty of space in front of us and we were not good at exploiting it.feedback

Apr 14 2017

The next match is always the most important. We must think about winning this game, then we will have four days to prepare for Barcelona.feedback

Apr 14 2017

Italian football will definitely miss them, they made history in Italian football.feedback

Apr 14 2017

Balance is the force of a great team. In football, you can win or lose, but the important thing is to keep your balance because that will always lead to success.feedback

Apr 14 2017

I was pleased but he deserves all the credit for the way he has developed, . He and Neymar will be the world stars of the future. It's normal that after a 3-0 win over Barcelona, there is this wave of great enthusiasm and excitement. And that can be a dangerous moment. We played the first game, it went well, but we still have to deal with the return match in Barcelona, where we will have to give a better performance than we did on Tuesday.feedback

Apr 14 2017 - Forward Italy

Balance is the force of a great team. In football, you can win or lose, but the important thing is to keep your balance because that will always lead to success. I'd like to say a thanks to president Berlusconi and to [CEO Adriano] Galliani for the opportunity they gave me to coach and to win with Milan.feedback

Apr 12 2017

This game must give us more confidence and awareness of what this squad can achieve. It is right to be happy with what we have done, but also to keep our feet on the ground and a sense of balance, as we have achieved nothing yet.feedback

Apr 12 2017

Dybala showed his quality with an extraordinary performance. He is a great player and he was magnificent. His finishing was great. But I am happy for him as I am for all the players. I'm delighted with the whole lot of them because they really were superb. We have strength throughout the squad and that is especially important in this period with all the games we have to play one after another. They all have a big part to play. We have done exactly what we were looking to do. We have shown people that we can hold our own in games like this.feedback

Apr 12 2017

The lads entertained everyone in the stadium and got a good result. There were a lot of expectations around this side to see if they were up to a quarter-final. It was a psychological test and we got a big result. We must not get distracted from the reality of the situation because now we have to prepare for Pescara and ensure we win the Scudetto. Fortunately I have a big squad and the decisive figures may well be those who didn't play this game. Barcelona put six past Paris Saint-Germain, so we know we have a difficult task in the second leg.feedback

Apr 12 2017

Juventus have respect for Europe and above all are respected in Europe. That is the greatest result of my three years here. It was a great performance, we played well technically both in attack and defence. It is the first step towards the semi-final, but the second leg will be a different matter. I cannot say what percentage our chances of progressing are. In Barcelona we are going to have aim to score goals. I am a dreamer, but also pragmatic and a realist. We are in a growth process, I am happy with what the players are doing and we have made important steps forward in the last few years.feedback

Apr 12 2017

We were sharp, with good passing moves, but we could have done better and in some moments tried to make direct passes too often.feedback

Apr 12 2017

We had several chances in the first half, moving the ball around and forcing them to shift, but we got a bit too greedy for an extra pass. That's something we need to work on and improve for the second leg. Juventus deserve credit, as everyone contributed to the defence by cutting off the passing channels, otherwise when the ball is at the feet of [Lionel] Messi, [Andres] Iniesta or [Luis] Suarez, you're going to have trouble.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Champions League

We just need to go out there and play our game without giving it too much thought. We must be ready for it. It's a Champions League quarterfinal after all.feedback

Apr 11 2017

It's impossible to think about playing two 0-0 draws and winning on penalties.feedback

Apr 10 2017

In order to qualify we will have to play two great games and also have a bit of luck. Barcelona lost at the weekend [2-0 at Malaga] but they never make mistakes in this type of match.feedback

Apr 10 2017

They will definitely be four evenings of great entertainment and we'll have to play our game with great calmness and great technique, because when you play at this level it takes great technique, as well as being balanced on the field in defence and attack.feedback

Apr 10 2017

I won't say the formation, but tomorrow the four up front [[Juan] Cuadrado, [Paulo] Dybala, [Mario] Mandzukic and [Gonzalo] Higuain] will all start. When you play the first leg at home, it's always nice not to concede. It won't be easy so we have to try to score more than them. You can't hope to face Barcelona and draw 0-0 twice and win on penalties. However, they always give something away and we will have to be good to hit them when we have the chance to do so.feedback

Apr 10 2017

Dybala? Paulo has made gigantic steps forward at Juventus. Messi is the best in the world and has been the best for many years. Dybala is young and growing fast. Alongside Neymar, he can be among the best in the world.feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Champions League

That match taught us that nothing can be taken for granted in football, especially at this level. So the thing we have to do is think about the game tomorrow and make sure we get it right, then we'll think about the return fixture. But again, it's a major quarter-final, like the one with Bayern [Munich] and Real Madrid, these are four teams who are contenders for the Champions League, along with Atletico Madrid, the four will meet and two will remain.feedback

Apr 05 2017

My intention is to continue with Juventus, because I am happy here. I haven't met with the club yet, as there are other priorities, but then we'll sit down and evaluate things. This team has great potential, a mixture of experience and youth. Above all Juventus are a top-level club and there are few out there who could be considered better. It's a good result, especially after two very tough games. We played better compared to Sunday [a 1-1 league draw at Napoli], then made life complicated for ourselves with the error [by goalkeeper Neto] for 2-2.feedback

Apr 05 2017

We didn't have the strength to pile forward anymore and I had no real substitutes left, but overall it was a good performance and we ran few risks after going 3-2 down. It was a game we could've won, but the objective was to reach the final.feedback

Apr 05 2017

Higuain had a good week of work on international duty and you can see how hard he trained, because he looked really sharp in front of goal. Overall it was a good performance and I am not worried, because we were the ones who let Napoli back into the game.feedback

Apr 04 2017

Neto will definitely play, but I still need to decide about the others. [Paulo] Dybala and [Juan] Cuadrado are both available. It is unlikely that [Mario] Mandzukic will play. Any one of Alex Sandro, [Stefano] Sturaro or Cuadrado could come in to replace Mario.feedback

Apr 04 2017

Napoli are a team that play in a similar way to Barcelona, making Wednesday's game an even more important test. We will need to score in order to be sure of reaching the Coppa Italia final. We want to reach our third straight final and we are in a great position to do so. We are in a great position on all fronts with just a couple of months of the season left. Juventus have achieved a great deal in recent years. We have earned the respect of the rest of Europe. There could be seven or eight changes compared to Sunday's line-up. After all, we are playing every three days at present.feedback

Apr 02 2017

Higuain had a good performance, especially in the first half. I'm happy with what he did. He is grateful to Napoli, just as Napoli should be grateful to him. They can take separate professional paths, but that's natural in this business. Dybala barely trained for 12 days and tonight I didn't want to play him at all. Juan Cuadrado only returned [from international duty] on Friday, so I didn't want to risk them.feedback

Apr 02 2017

I have to compliment my players, because you can't always dominate games and especially not against this Napoli. We allowed a few shots in the first half and in the second had moved [Miralem] Pjanic to the midfield, creating some good opportunities. There is absolutely no shame, as the important thing is to bring home the result. We weren't at our best tonight, it certainly was not an easy night considering everything around the match, but the lads handled it very well.feedback

Apr 02 2017

At the start we had played well, moving it from side to side, but once we took the lead, we allowed Napoli to take control and in my view we weren't sharp enough in possession. I had expected there to be difficulties. You win titles with games like these, by picking up difficult points on your travels. We've got four games at home now, four away, so we need to do well. On Wednesday we can get our place in the [Coppa Italia] final, we know we're facing Napoli again and can prepare with great calm.feedback

Apr 01 2017

I haven't discussed the future with the board yet; we will have time to do that properly soon.feedback

Mar 19 2017

[Dybala] had a tight thigh muscle a few days ago and this was a little problem in the game, but it is nothing serious.feedback

Mar 19 2017

We will see how he is when he returns.feedback

Mar 18 2017

Our primary objective is to win the Serie A title because six consecutive Scudetti is something historic that has never been done, it would be extraordinary.feedback

Mar 18 2017

After winning the derby, they will try to make a dream come true by beating Juventus. If we don't have the same motivation as then, we are in real trouble.feedback

Mar 18 2017

It will be a fascinating match [against Barca], but Sunday is the most difficult of them all because you don't need to find motivation against Barcelona. Samp have beaten Roma, Milan and won the derby with Genoa. They have won five and drawn two of their last seven matches, so we need to be on top of our game. Barcelona will be a big clash, but there is no point talking about it now. I want a game of that magnitude to feel very normal, not a special event – we have been in this position regularly recently and last year we were unlucky to draw Bayern Munich.feedback

Mar 18 2017

There are 10 games left in Serie A, Roma and Napoli have the potential to pick up 30 points, so we don't have first or even second place under lock and key. If we don't play Samp with a serious, responsible attitude, we could find Roma five points away. We need to be careful of ourselves. Sampdoria have enthusiasm, Marco Giampaolo has given a real tactical identity to the team and they have nothing to lose.feedback

Mar 15 2017

The aim was to arrive at least in the last eight. Now we will see what will happen to us. We were very good in the first half, but not in the second. Whoever comes we must face with courage. We will have the strength to go to the final.feedback

Mar 13 2017

Let's not forget what Porto did in their Champions League play-off away to Roma this season [a 3-0 win] – they were starting that match at a disadvantage. This will be a tough test.feedback

Mar 13 2017

It will not be easy. Everybody thought that Barcelona were already out and now they are favourites. It's normal, things can change really quickly in football, we just need to be there among the best eight and then try to give our very best. There are a lot of risks, because first and foremost it's a game of football and a game of football can never be discounted.feedback

Mar 13 2017

It will not be easy. Everybody thought that Barcelona were already out and now they are favourites. It's normal, things can change really quickly in football, we just need to be there among the best eight and then try to give our very best. There are a lot of risks, because first and foremost it's a game of football and a game of football can never be discounted. Let's not forget what Porto did in their Champions League play-off away to Roma this season [a 3-0 win] – they were starting that match at a disadvantage. This will be a tough test.feedback

Mar 13 2017

Qualification is the only thing that counts on Tuesday, we don't have to send any signals to our rivals, we just need to qualify and play a good game. Fireworks are used in the final – they don't matter here. We have an important objective to achieve, we want to reach the quarter-finals. The spirit is certainly good but we have to be aware that we need another great performance in order to qualify.feedback

Mar 13 2017

But we do need to believe we are capable of winning the Champions league. It is a magical competition.feedback

Mar 13 2017

If I lose another two games, I won't even end the season [at Roma] because they will kick me out. We lost four out of five games before Palermo and people keep talking about the contract. Things change quickly in football and, quite rightly, Roma are a strong club who need results, so they would be right to fire me. I think I did the club a favour by not signing a new contract and they are happy about it too. Last year, they fired a coach [Rudi Garcia] and had to keep paying three years of his contract. I'm doing them a favour.feedback

Mar 10 2017

That is one more win chalked off on our run towards the league title. The three points against Milan came at the end of a terrific game of football against a top side who can cause you problems when the game gets stretched. I would have said the same about my team even if we had drawn. Dybala did very well to strike the penalty so cleanly.feedback

Mar 10 2017

The officials' positioning was good. Football is made up of incidents and our tally of 70 points tells its own story. We played very well. We allowed them to break a little too often but, thanks to the technical ability of our players, we created a host of goalscoring chances. It was not easy as [Gianluigi] Donnarumma played brilliantly, making a wonderful save with seconds remaining.feedback

Mar 10 2017

I am always telling Dybala that he is crucial between the lines and he put in a brilliant performance.feedback

Mar 09 2017

So we have to take things one game at a time, without looking at what might happen in three months.feedback

Mar 09 2017

Something like what happened to Barcelona in Paris, where they lost 4-0, doesn't happen every year, or even every five years. So it is normal that now Barcelona are favourites to win the Champions League along with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. It was a beautiful evening of football which I think will remain in the annals of football history, because I don't think any team has ever pulled off such a good comeback.feedback

Mar 09 2017

It wasn't easy for them, it was a good and very intense game. It wasn't great technically, compared to what Barcelona have always shown the world, but that is why football is beautiful and strange - there are situations no-one can predict. Above all, that should make us understand and reflect that on Tuesday we have a game in which we have a two-goal lead and in the league we have an eight-point lead but it is not over.feedback

Mar 09 2017

Above all, that should make us understand and reflect that on Tuesday we have a game in which we have a two-goal lead and in the league we have an eight-point lead but it is not over.feedback

Mar 09 2017

It wasn't easy for them, it was a good and very intense game. It wasn't great technically, compared to what Barcelona have always shown the world, but that is why football is beautiful and strange - there are situations no-one can predict.feedback

Mar 06 2017

Isco plays inside the pitch. He is less predictable than Bale, but, at same time, Real Madrid lose a bit of order in the defensive phase.feedback

Mar 06 2017

This year is different. Last year, we had a good season in the Champions League, lost to Bayern Munich [in the round of 16] just one minute before the end of the game and we have been growing gradually.feedback

Mar 06 2017

Tomorrow we have to win. It's a final, it's one game.feedback

Mar 06 2017

In 2015 we got to the final but at the same time we were not strongly motivated, we were not confident enough because we had lots of years of struggle in the Champions League. We certainly didn't end up in the final by chance but we didn't expect to win. Tomorrow we have to win. It's a final, it's one game.feedback

Mar 06 2017

We certainly didn't end up in the final by chance but we didn't expect to win.feedback

Mar 06 2017

If we can do that, with a bit of luck, we shall have a possibility but we need to be convinced and confident.feedback

Mar 06 2017

So like all one-game finals, you have to play in a certain way. You have to analyse when you need to attack and when you need to defend.feedback

Mar 05 2017

I repeat what I have already said before – it's not true. The second thing, even if there was something in it, the first to know and learn my wish to leave would be Juventus … I'm contracted until 2018. I'm not the one to decide my future – Juventus will. It is they who decide because it's the way I work and have worked previously. When time passes, as we did last year, we will evaluate what to do. And if these rumours were true, Juventus would be the first to know and I haven't talked to Juventus yet.feedback

Mar 04 2017

Nobody expected me to actually do it! I am not much of a theorist, but every now and then I come up with a mad idea and try it on the pitch.feedback

Feb 05 2017

Scoring against Juve is not easy because they are a really well-balanced team. They have great players of a really high level, but above all they are good at defending as a team. But although it's true that Barcelona couldn't get a goal against them, Atalanta got two. In football, anything is possible.feedback

Dec 23 2016

We did everything we could to avoid going to penalties. We played very well for the first half but then we dropped off too much.feedback

Jul 30 2013

It is an important date in our preparation. We have now played against Valencia in our first preparation game and played a good game. Before we start the qualification round for the Champions League it is of course a good thing to play against Manchester City or Bayern or Sao Paulo.feedback

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