Allegri: Juventus deserved their defeat at Napoli

by | 15 January, 2023 | Serie A News

Massimiliano Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri

Juventus had been more than fortunate during their eight game winning streak where they hadn’t conceded even once. They paid all that karma and luck back in buckets tonight as league leaders Napoli showed they are truly the only Scudetto contenders this season with a 5-1 spanking of the Bianconeri.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side had an opportunity to pull within four points of the Partenopei with a win, but instead conceded early and often, and were unable to take advantage of the few scoring chances they garnered especially in the first half. Victor Osimhen’s man of the match performance saw him grab two and set up another while Khvicha Kvaratskhelia put aside talk of his recent performances with two assists and a goal for himself as well.

Luciano Spalletti’s side were always going to be the more dominant one, but Juve seemed to give as good as they got and really should have gone into the break on level terms. However, in the second half the Neapolitans moved up the gears and left the Bianconeri in their wake with a couple of quick goals.

Speaking after the game, Allegri was quick to praise the league leaders.