Allegri: Frosinone punished naive Juventus

Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that his young Juventus side are naive and currently capable of both “beating anyone and losing to anyone”.

The Bianconeri defeated Manchester City in the Champions League last week and claimed their first victory of the new Serie A season with a 2-0 triumph at Genoa on Sunday.

However, despite taking the lead against newly promoted Frosinone on Wednesday, in what was supposed to be a straightforward assignment for the Italian champions, they were forced to settle for a draw, with Leonardo Blanchard netting an injury-time equaliser to earn the visitors their first ever point in the Italian top flight.

With Inter having maintained their 100 per cent record with a 1-0 win over Verona on the same evening, Juve are now 10 points behind the leaders after just five rounds of action.

Allegri, though, is pleading for patience, given the Bianconeri brought in several new players during the summer to offset the loss of key men such as Carlos Tevez, Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal.

“Am I angry? No, just disappointed,” Allegri told Mediaset Premium after the draw with Frosinone in Turin.

“At the end, it was only right we conceded on a corner because we didn’t control the situation and shouldn’t have given them the chance to equalise.

“It was a mistake to allow Frosinone a corner in the last minute of the game. We tried to do something fancy when we could’ve just controlled the ball.

“We are paying for this situation with many points in the table now. We have many young players who are unaccustomed to being in a big club and they will learn from these errors.

“Unfortunately, at the moment that’s who we are – we’re capable of beating anyone and losing to anyone.”