Saturday August 30 2014
Allegri: 'The kid Coman has class'

Max Allegri was “a bit worried” at wasteful Juventus finishing against Chievo, but hailed “the kid” Kingsley Coman.

The season opener was a 1-0 victory at the Bentegodi, but Juve rattled the woodwork three times, forced a goalline clearance and barely made their domination count.

“More than angry I was a bit worried, because after wasting so many chances we risked an equaliser with the only Chievo chance and Buffon made a great save,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“The team played well, though we need to improve our finishing. At this moment the team is working hard, it was important to win the opener ahead of the break for international duty.

“Today I thought of playing with the three-man defence because of Chievo’s characteristics, but also as over the last few days we haven’t trained much due to the flu epidemic.

“This system gives us guarantees, but we have worked well on the four-man defence and can adapt to each situation.”

It was a man of the match Serie A debut from 18-year-old Coman, who joined on a free transfer from PSG this summer.

“The kid Coman played like a veteran. He has great quality and character. He’s a young lad and we should let him grow, but he has real talent,” continued Allegri.

“When Vidal and Pogba participated in going forward and creating the play we did better. They should focus more on that and not just running into space.

“Marchisio played a good game and towards the end he did well to block a dangerous cross when Ogbonna had been left behind.”

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