Sunday November 25 2012
Alessio: 'Juve weren't a team, but...'

Assistant Coach Angelo Alessio felt Juventus lost to Milan because “we did not play as a team unit,” but wondered what would’ve happened if they had received that penalty instead.

“When we do not play as a team unit, then we suffer and lose in this way,” he said of the 1-0 defeat at San Siro.

“There was some fatigue after the Chelsea match, even if in certain games the energy and motivation come by themselves.”

The game was decided by an extremely dubious Robinho penalty, as replays show the ball struck Mauricio Isla on the ribs rather than the arm.

“I daren’t imagine what would’ve happened if we had won with a penalty like that, but incidents can happen.”

Alessio denied a row with Fabio Quagliarella, who covered his mouth when muttering something as he was substituted.

“I don’t think Quagliarella seemed angry when he came off. In any case, I’d rather not talk about individuals because tonight we lost as a team. We accept the defeat and move on.”

Juve have lost only two of their last 53 Serie A games and both were against Milanese clubs, as Inter won in Turin last month.

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