Juventus coach Allegri won't resign after Benfica collapse: I must find solution

Juventus coach Max Allegri says he won’t resign after their defeat at home to Champions League opponents Benfica.

Juve were beaten 2-1 in Turin to heap more pressure on Allegri.

In the aftermath, Allegri was asked whether he felt part of the problem or the solution: “I feel part of the solution, I must find a solution.

“When I returned, I thought it would take time to build. Unfortunately, I didn’t think we could lose two games in a row. The important thing is to do well and remain in the Champions League. These defeats are annoying, but it’s useless to talk too much now.”

Arek Milik had given Juve the lead before a Joao Mario penalty and Neres strike on the rebound from a Mattia Perin save saw Benfica to victory.

Allegr continued: “Football is difficult to explain, all we can say is that after going 2-1 down the game was over, we risked conceding 3-1 and 4-1.

“There was a chance late on, but the performance would not have been any better. There’s no point explaining and talking now, we can only work hard.

“I already told the team these moments happen in football, we need to emerge from them as a team, with a sense of responsibility. We have an important Serie A game coming up against Monza and after that we can think about Europe. It will certainly be complicated, but not all is lost.”