Allegri downplays Scudetto chances after Juventus defeat Lecce

TURIN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 26: Massimiliano Allegri Head coach of Juventus reacts during the Serie A TIM match between Juventus and US Lecce at Allianz Stadium on September 26, 2023 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)

Juventus manager Max Allegri praised his side for bouncing back from Saturday’s loss against Sassuolo and secure a narrow 1-0 victory over Lecce.

Arkadiusz Milik’s second half goal was all the Bianconeri needed to get back to winning ways and handed Roberto D’Aversa’s men their first defeat of the season.

“It was important to win today especially following a tumultuous defeat,” Allegri stated to DAZN.

“Tonight wasn’t easy against a Lecce side that gives you very little. We were patient and didn’t concede many changes.”

He continued, “Mentally we were coming off a pretty particular week where we went from the ‘anti-Inter’ team fighting for the Scudetto to flops.”

“Every day we’re working to get better but right now Inter, Milan, and Napoli are better equipped than us to win the title. We’ve got a lot of inexperienced players this season but they have large margins to improve.”