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Massimiliano Allegri upset with reporters following referee questions


Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was visibly irritated after being asked questions on referee decisions during his post-match press conference.

The Bianconeri battled their way past a determined Napoli side on Sunday evening but all early questions during the press conference where about referee Paolo Tagliavento.

"Excuse me but if we talk about the performance, the game, about Juventus and Napoli, it will be much better," an annoyed-looking Allegri told reporters after the game.

"If we start criticising [referee Paolo] Tagliavento in the same way we criticise other referees ... we had to face incorrect decisions against Sampdoria and Internazionale but I never said anything or criticised anyone.

"The referee's performance was a very good one. As for the offside decision, many are saying it was offside [but] at the end of the season there are decisions which go against you and others which don't.

"And we should raise criticism in both cases. Now since I never raise any criticism, then don't bother me on referees."

Following the outburst directed at reporters, the Italian made it clear he was calm as he analysed the performance of his team.

"Napoli pressed us high up the pitch but Juventus did well to avoid the pressure," the 47-year-old said.

"In the second half we were not as equally good and we have to improve in that area. Then it's normal that the players will be tired and the opposition raised their level.

"I think tonight and Doha's games were two very good games, maybe there were more chances in Doha whilst today there were more fouls.

"But it was a very nice game which Juventus won, but Napoli didn't deserve to lose."

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