Juventus head coach Max Allegri had no intention of disguising his disappointment after losing to Inter in the Supercoppa Italiana yesterday evening.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italiana, the Bianconeri boss admitted his unhappiness after seeing the Nerazzurri’s jubilation upon bagging a winning goal right at the end of stoppage time.
Juventus proved to be formidable opposition for the Nerazzurri, taking an early lead and defending determinedly to take the match right to the very end after Inter equalized.
However, the Nerazzurri found the winning goal they needed right as stoppage time drew to a close and a penalty shootout looked inevitable.
Inter forward Alexis Sanchez found the back of the net to send the Nerazzurri players and fans into rapture, while Allegri’s men were sent home without a trophy for their considerable efforts.
The Bianconeri coach was frustrated to see the match slip out of his hands in this fashion, reflecting that “On Sunday we won from a position that seemed impossible, and today we lost five seconds from the end against the strongest team in Italy.”
“We were aggressive,” he went on, “Unfortunately we paid dearly for a naive moment by Alex Sandro. In the final few seconds Bentancur had to make a tactical foul to let Bonucci come on, when there were still two minutes to go.”
“I waited for the ball to go out of play but it never did,” he added. “We could have gone to penalties and then went for it.”
“This match must make us feel angry,” he concluded. “Seeing others celebrate hurts. This must trigger a positive response from us.”