Allegri: We are ready and it’s time for the treble

Juventus clinched a second trophy of the season by winning the Coppa Italia on Wednesday, and their coach wants the team to complete a remarkable season

Massimiliano Allegri called on his Juventus side to win the treble after lifting the Coppa Italia following a 2-1 win over Lazio after extra-time on Wednesday night.

The Bianconeri fell behind to Stefan Radu’s early strike but Giorgio Chiellini equalised as the game went into the break at 1-1. Neither side could find a winner in normal time but Alessandro Matri struck in the first period of extra-time as Juve added the cup to their Serie A triumph.

All eyes will now turn to a Champions League final against Barcelona on June 6, and Allegri has urged his players to go on and make history.

The coach told Rai Sport: “Lazio played a great game. It was worthy of a final and we knew this would be different from in Serie A.

“We did well and they did well. They were unlucky hitting the woodwork twice in the same move and we were fortunate on one of our goals.

“Football is made of incidents. Before they hit the post we had two or three favourable situations we didn’t make the most of.

“They were very aggressive in the first half, while we did better after the break and should’ve been sharper, as two or three times we delayed the pass when attacking the back line.

“I have to say that it wasn’t easy for the lads to win the Scudetto and Coppa Italia. Now we’ll try to win the third.”