Wednesday October 31 2012
Alessio: 'Pogba great, but...'

Juventus assistant manager Angelo Alessio was glad of the victory over Bologna, but still gave hero Paul Pogba a telling off for being “lazy.”

The Bianconeri were being pegged back 1-1 in Turin this evening before Pogba popped up with a last-gasp 2-1 win.

“Pogba did very well with the goal, but he still needs to improve,” noted Alessio. “He played an excellent opening 20 minutes, then became a little lazy and that is unacceptable.

“He must remain solid and effective. Knowing Antonio Conte’s style, he must leave aside certain overly-dramatic flicks. He played a great game, but there will also be some small criticisms.

“We rotated the squad, but those who played tonight did their job well. They step into an organised system and know what they have to do.

“Clearly we also hope the strikers will start scoring more goals, but we have different options and a midfield that does push forward regularly.

“All games should be approached with the same level of determination, even more so against the ‘smaller’ clubs. We were able to win in stoppages, albeit in the final minutes, but could’ve won it earlier.

“I have a special dedication for my Uncle Domenico, who died today.”

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