By Football Italian staff “The game is not going to change, we are not going back to the way things were.
I know we have a good team but if we don’t take care of our own, the fans will get bored with us.”
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri made a pitch for his side to be better, and he was right, as they did not take care in the final 10 minutes of their friendly against Uruguay.
The Nerazzurri came back from two goals down to equalise with a penalty that the visitors were denied.
It was an extraordinary display of defending from the Nerazzurs, who did not seem to have the same discipline as in their 1-1 draw with Italy in June, when they gave away an equaliser in the 89th minute of extra time.
Italy were quick to counter, and a quick start by Antonio Conte’s men saw them equalise when Leonardo Bonucci headed in from a corner.
It wasn’t until the 93rd minute that Juve found a way to equalize and the Nerazurri were once again caught offside.
The Bianconeri’s response to the goal was equally impressive.
Gianluigi Buffon scored from close range with a shot that deflected off the crossbar and bounced into the goal.
It should have been a 1-0 win for Italy, but the Bianconera were not happy.
“We were the aggressors and we wanted to win.
It was difficult to score, but we had to win,” Andrea Pirlo said.”
I thought we showed a lot of courage in our last three minutes, but in the end we didn’t have the result.
It’s not a fair game, and the players have to improve.
We are going to have to play better and win more.”
Allegri had been confident the Neras would win, but with the game still being played in front of a large crowd, he said it was not a good day.
“It was not good for our fans.
I don’t want to play in a stadium like this.
The team is very good, but our performance was not the best.”