Allegri: Juventus Discard Opportunity So Champion
Doha – Massimiliano Allegri lamented the failure of Juventus won the Italian Super Cup in 2014. Allegri assess Juve already wasted a golden opportunity to bring home the trophy.
Compete against Napoli Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Monday (12/22/2014), Juve first goal by Carlos Tevez in the first half. But Gonzalo Higuain scored in the second half to make the game goes into extra time.
In half of extra time, Tevez back with Juve. But Juve victory were dashed two minutes ahead of the game was over after Higuain again breaking goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Score 2-2 to force the game continued to round of penalty kicks.
In the penalty shootout, Juve had two chances to make sure the title after Buffon thwart kick Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon. But Giorgio Chiellini and Roberto Pereyra fails to carry out its duties. Juve finally confirmed lost 5-6 after Simone Padoin kick pushed over by Rafael.
Allegri lamented the lax team at the end of extra-time which makes re-draw position. He also deplored the failure of his team in the throwing three chances to become champions in the round of penalty kicks.
“Both teams play open football, unfortunately we conceded two minutes ahead of the game was over. Then we had three times the chance to become a champion in the penalty shoot-out and failed to make,” said Allegri told Rai Sport as quoted by Football Italia.
“We have trouble in the first half, then conceded when they lose the ball in midfield, so we obviously should be better.”
“After the equalizer, is not easy to raise the tempo and not easy against a team like Napoli. We were also a bit tired at this point in the season. We should have more determination in the final two minutes of extra time,” he said.