Allegri blasts Juventus for Supercoppa functionality

Massimiliano Allegri conceded Lazio have been worthy winners with the Supercoppa Italiana right after his Juventus side were beaten 3-2 inside a breathless finale in the Stadio Olimpico.
Ciro Immobile won and converted a first-half penalty just before heading his second with the game in the 54th minute to place Simone Inzaghi's guys firmly in manage.
An out-of-sorts Juve barely threatened till Paulo Dybala dispatched a magnificent 85th-minute free-kick and the Argentina forward levelled in the spot in stoppage time immediately after Adam Marusic clumsily fouled Alex Sandro.
But there was another sting in the tail as Jordan Lukaku raided down the Juventus suitable and teed up fellow substitute Alessandro Murgia for the winner.
Regardless of getting on punishing end of that drama, Allegri maintained defeat was precisely what the Serie A champions deserved.
"We got in the game in the final half-hour," he Juventus' official site. "I knew we could have difficulty, but especially inside the very first half we didn't play.
"Then we started to play with width, to better cover the field, but we had to accomplish that from the starting.
"We place them below stress after they got tired. Football sometimes takes away what it has provided you other times.
"I am sorry to shed like that but it just isn't an excuse for our poor efficiency."
Juventus start their bid for any seventh consecutive Serie A title at home to Cagliari subsequent weekend and Allegri hopes defeat inside the capital will act as a wake-up call.
"In the championship we will not and can not be the identical," he added. "This defeat brings us back towards the ground. Winning is just not easy.
"Some of us will not be however in shape. I knew it would not be straightforward. The season has just begun and it is going to absolutely not be a very simple a single but we'll see a various Juve, starting from Saturday."