Massimiliano Allegri believes that Juventus’ 1-0 win over Internazionale on Friday (07), for the 15th round of the Italian Serie A, was undeniable. The triumph keeps the Old Lady isolated at the top of the table after 14 wins and a draw, a spectacular campaign so far, and that is not surprising at all, once it is happening for many years.
However, the head coach admitted to having encountered initial difficulties in the first half and praised the quality of the Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic, the only goalscorer on a night that marked the worst performances of both teams main players, Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) and Mauro Icardi (Inter), so far.
«Today we could not lose in any way. In the first half, Inter made it difficult for us, we could not pass by the midfielders and we gave them some chances, «he told Sky Sports. «In the second half, with Mandzukic on the left, we played a different game, with race, intensity, and pressure. I asked for an effective and concrete exhibition. In the end, the qualities of the players appeared. «
«Mandzukic is a forward who has already won a Triplet (national league + national cup + Champions League) with Bayern (in 2013). He is a player who is always in the match, a winner, «he concluded.
After defeating this rival, Juventus not only got the three points but also a historical mark. Just like PSG, the Old Lady got 43 points after 15 matches, which is the best campaign of a team in the 5 big leagues of Europe (England, Spain, Germany, Italy, and France). And with this quantity of points, Juventus is now 11 points ahead of the second player of Serie A, Napoli, who will still play and can put the difference in 8 points.
Juventus return to the field next Wednesday (12) against Young Boys of Switzerland, in a duel valid for the last round of the group stage of the Champions League. While Internazionale will face PSV also for the Champions League, on Tuesday.