Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri, has criticised his side for switching off in the closing stages of their Champions League round of 16 clash at Atletico Madrid.
The LaLiga side pulled off a 2-0 win over Juve on Wednesday night at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Atletico sealed victory, thanks to second-half goals from centre-backs Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin, leaving the Serie A champions with a mountain to climb in the second leg next month.
“Atleti came out much more aggressively with set-pieces and caught us by surprise. We knew it would be tough, that Atletico force you to play badly, to play slowly, they have been playing this way for eight years.
“Atletico can play for 85 minutes defending and playing long balls and we fell asleep and were second best. If anyone came here wanting to enjoy themselves they picked the wrong night.
“There will be great disappointment after this result but we can turn the tie around.
“It will not be easy, we will need a great performance but it can be done and we must believe in ourselves,” Allegri told reporters after the match.