Max Allegri has demanded that his Juventus team show more intensity and aggression in their return leg fixture against Ajax in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League at Turin tonight.
He said: “The first leg result counts for nothing. We need to be more lucid with our passing and we need to be more accurate in building attacks which we did less well in Amsterdam, and we must show great respect for Ajax. We must also show the same intensity we showed against Atletico Madrid. If we do those things, we can progress to the next round.”
“We must do well attacking, be focused in midfield and when we defend. It will be very open, we need above all a great performance, both physically and technically.”
Juventus played the first leg last week and came away with a 1-1 draw. Cristiano Ronaldo gave the guests the lead in the first half with a fine header but David Neres drew level immediately after half time. The hosts spurred too many chances to take the lead and Juventus were lucky to come away with a draw which is why they must improve tonight at Turin.