Massimiliano Allegri confirmed that he will stay in Juventus despite being eliminated from the Champions League quarter-finals after losing Ajax at home.
Cristiano Ronaldo gave Juve the lead, but Donny van de Beek equalized before closing the first half and Matthijs de Ligt then scored a goal to help the Dutch club win the ticket.
“We did very well in the first half. Football was like that, when you received a surprising goal, fear appeared and they continued to cling to us in the second half.”
“Ajax deserves this victory to win the semi-finals,” the 51-year-old coach told Sky Sports.
Ajax continued to surprise after eliminating King Real Madrid and now Juventus.
Mario Mandzukic, Giorgio Chiellini, Douglas Costa, Mattia Perin and Martin Caceres were injured, while Paulo Dybala limped off in the first half and was replaced.
“When you reach the quarterfinals, you should have as many choices as possible, because the game will be decided by contingency plans from the bench. Unfortunately for us when we entered this stage we lost. many players because of injury. “
“We did well in the first half, but played poorly after the break. The match was more balanced than this game.”
“Don’t forget, Ajax has made it to the Europa League final a few years ago. Our problem is not having enough patience and lack of backup options from the bench.”
The important turning point was the situation Donny van de Beek broke the offside trap to score after Hakim Ziyech’s deflected shot.
“The defensive players have not been active. If Bernardeschi moves quickly up, he will still make the offside trap in time.”
Allegri was asked that Ronaldo had to carry a whole body on his shoulder. The Italian coach protested: “No, absolutely not. Ronaldo has given us a lot during this season, but when you get to the quarterfinals, you need every player, not an individual.”
“I always say that in order to win the Champions League, you need to achieve a good score and good fitness.”
“We’ve missed four or five players tonight. We have lost solidarity and organized competition, which has an advantage for Ajax.”
The decisive goal of the match was De Ligt’s relatively free header from a corner. The Juventus defender was unable to accompany the midfielder and let him comfortably score.
“Of Ajax’s three goals scored against Juventus, there were two and a half goals because my defender made a mistake, giving your team a chance to score.”
Allegri was asked about his future and confirmed that the decision was made.
“I met with President Andrea Agnelli a few days ago and told him I would stay at Juventus. We would sit down and discuss the future after the end of the season.”