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Massimiliano Allegri disappointed with result, not concerned with Andrea Pirlo's form


Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was 'bitterly disappointed' with the way his side went down to Olympiakos in the Champions League.

A Pajtim Kasami first half goal was enough for Michel's players who are surprise leaders in Group A of the competition with Atletico Madrid in second place on goal difference.

"We gifted the first half away, In terms of the technical aspect of the game we made a lot of mistakes," Allegri said during his press conference.

"Olympiakos pressed high up the pitch and we made it easy for them by losing possession. I'm bitterly disappointed [but] there are three more games to go.

"I think in the first half the whole team lacked something, including myself. I assume my responsibility. We had chances in the second half but failed to score."

Andrea Pirlo was again disappointing in midfield but the manager is not concerned with the form of the 35-year-old.

"I am not worried, he didn't play a lot and was out due to injury for a long period of time.

"He started the game because I needed someone to slow the opposition's pressure. I'm not worried about his fitness level, he'll soon be back to his very best."

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