Allegri hails ‘strong display’

Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri was satisfied with the 2-0 win over Atalanta at Juventus Stadium In Serie A on Sunday.

Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic both scored for the Bianconeri, in a match that also saw Rafael Tolói get sent off and Paul Pogba miss a late penalty.

"The boys have put in a strong display," Allegri said. "We've kept another clean sheet and created plenty of goalscoring opportunities while playing some very good football at times.

"My only criticism would be that towards the end, when they were down to 10 men, we should have kept possession ticking over better and save energy.

"We've come on a lot physically. The boys are working well as a unit and if you do that you can cause the opposition problems and keep clean sheets."

Allegri reserved some special praise for Dybala after the 21-year-old Argentine bagged his fourth goal in eight league appearances for the Old Lady.

"I believe in what I do and I've always been one to get the best out of young players from my time at Cagliari right through to the present day at Juventus," he added.

"I liked Paulo's positional sense and also [Roberto] Pereyra's when he was on the pitch. It was different for [Dybala] at Palermo, where he was a leader and played as a centre-forward. Here he needs to adapt to a different position and get used to the physical aspects of the game."

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