A win at San Paolo would have written Juve’s name all over the title in Serie A, but Massimiliano Allegri looked very realistic after their 1-1 draw, treating it as pure gold.
You win titles with games like these, by picking up difficult points on your travels
the Italian coach said, acknowledging that playing against Napoli at San Paolo is way more difficult than playing against almost anyone else anywhere else in Italy.
I have to compliment my players, because you can’t always dominate games and especially not against this Napoli. We weren’t at our best tonight, it certainly was not an easy night considering everything around the match, but the lads handled it very well
Allegri told reporters after the match in Napoli.
As for Gonzalo Higuain, who returned to San Paolo for the first time after his move to Juventus last summer, Allegri looked satisfied with him, at least in front of the cameras.
Higuain had a good performance, especially in the first half
were the Italian coach’s words, even though everyone who watched the game saw that the Argentinian striker had his poorer, possibly, 90 minutes this season.
Juventus have six points more than second-placed Roma and ten more than Napoli, eight game weeks before the end of the season.