Allegri: “It’s important to have someone like Ronaldo.”

Allegri pleased with Juve’s draw with Inter Milan.

Massimiliano Allegri heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo for 'changing the whole game' against Inter Milan on Saturday.

The Portuguese, who joined the Serie A club last summer from Real Madrid, scored his 600th club career goal as Juventus bounced back from an early setback to claim a 1-1 draw against Inter at the San Siro.

Ronaldo’s bottom corner strike in the 62nd minute cancelled out Radja Nainggolan’s stunning goal in the seventh minute as both sides sealed a point each.

However, Juve boss Allegri was pleased with the way his side performed without the likes of Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic and Sami Khedira in the Derby d'Italia clash.

"It’s important to have someone like Ronaldo, because before the goal he made a mistake on another chance and his reaction to that changed his performance and consequently the whole game," Allegri told DAZN.

"We did risk going 2-0 behind, but then it was a good second half performance. It wasn't easy - Inter are a strong side and we were down to the bare bones. We've got to compliment the lads, as we ended on a high."

Allegri added: “Against Fiorentina last week, it was similar to the Ajax game, in that we conceded insane counter-attacks," he said.

"Inter did have three counters tonight too when it was 1-1, but our defenders did well to get back.

"We have to improve in our passing, because once again we made so many mistakes.

"I asked the lads to pass it more cleanly and we wasted several scoring opportunities. In any case, I found it a very enjoyable match. It was a whole other game in the second half."


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