'Angry' Juventus come good for Alessio

Juventus assistant Angelo Alessio was happy with his players' "angry" display against FC Nordsjælland, with Kasper Hjulmand left to reflect on his "worst experience as a coach".

'Angry' Juventus come good for Alessio
'Angry' Juventus come good for Alessio ©UEFA.com

Angelo Alessio, Juventus assistant coach
We wanted to win this game and the players proved it because they all did well from the first minute. We created many chances and scored four goals. If Alessandro Matri had scored this would have been the perfect night for us. Everybody played well and the result is clear: it was a great performance. We lost against Inter at the weekend and that's why we were angry, but I knew that this loss would have motivated the players. They secured a great victory tonight against tough opponents, so I'm satisfied.

Kasper Hjulmand, Nordsjælland coach
We will have to analyse how much we played under our usual standard, and how much Juventus simply played fantastically, but it was a bad day to play below our best. We never managed to get out of their pressure, and it was my worst experience ever as a coach. I felt that no matter what we tried, it would not help much.

The most positive aspect about the game was the fact that we survived the second half. It could have been really ugly, if we had not survived that second 45 minutes. At half-time I tried to put new energy into the team, and actually I think that the three substitutes we sent on made a difference.

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