Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri, is satisfied with his players despite the 3-1 loss to Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League final.
In a match watched by more than 70,000 fans in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, Juventus striker Alvaro Morata cancelled out Ivan Rakitic’s early opener. But Lionel Messi set up the vital second for Luis Suarez, and Neymar secured Barcelona’s fifth European Cup deep into stoppage time with the last kick of the game.
Barca dominated the game, but the Serie A champion played their part by fighting back from a goal down.
And Allegri lavished praise on his own side.
“We played well from a technical and a tactical perspective, but we did struggle at times when they switched play. That said we had plenty of shots on goal ourselves. We did everything we could. We were playing against Barcelona after all,” he said.
“The two goals we conceded tonight will serve us well and help us to improve, especially the second one. When you’re up against a side with so many world-class players you know you can concede at any moment.
“All the same, I want to congratulate my lads once again for their superb showing this evening.”
Losing one match takes nothing away from what has been a remarkable season for the Old Lady and Allegri is all ready to looking forward to the next challenge.
“We’ve had a massive season and not only because of everything we have won. We’ll start again from here and look to consolidate our position among the top eight clubs in Europe.”