Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri launched a stunning defence of his track record after criticism over his perceived defensive style following his side’s 1-1 draw with Inter on Saturday.
After the Nerazzurri opened the scoring through Radja Nainggolan, Cristiano Ronaldo levelled things up for the visitors in the second half, with neither side clinical enough to take their opportunities.
With Juventus also suffering a shock exit in the Champions League quarter-finals to Ajax, Allegri fired back at those who appeared to question his tactical approach in games.
Speaking after the game, the Bianconeri boss said (as quoted by Goal): “In Italy, everyone has become a theorist of football and that is a real problem, like you reading your books.
“Now you shut up and I’ll talk, you don’t know anything about football. You just sit there behind the desk, you read your books, but you don’t know anything about the practicality of the sport. I’ve won six Scudetti.”
He added: “Against Ajax, we suffered with their counter-attacks, not their style of football, and that made it look as if they had an extraordinary game, whereas they were better in Amsterdam. The same goes for tonight. It’s natural that when you misplace a lot of passes, you run risks.
“We had a good second half and it wasn’t easy because Inter are fighting for the Champions League and we are a bit short with the players we have out, but we finished the game very well, both physically and technically.”