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Massimiliano Allegri: Winning a derby is never easy


Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was happy to see his side produce the goods despite a below-par performance.

The Serie A leaders were not at their very best against arch-rivals Torino but showed fighting spirit in getting all three points despite being reduced to ten men after Stephan Lichtsteiner was sent off in the second half.

"First of all winning a derby is never easy," Allegri said.

"We were coming from the Malmo game where we used a lot of physical and mental energy, we also have a number of players out injured so I wasn't in a position to make changes tonight.

"I believe we did well in the first half, except when we conceded, we could have done better there.

"We started well, playing nice football but we struggled for 5-6 minutes after we conceded. We then had a chance to score with [Arturo] Vidal.

"In the second half Torino did well on the counter, we knew they like to play on the counter, they have players who can hurt you when they play like that.

"The game was tougher [than the one against Roma] because it's always tough when you play against a team which puts ten men behind the ball.

"You need something special to win games. And when you take the lead you have to improve, instead we conceded. That's when the game became more complicated, but we knew it was going to be tough."

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