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Massimiliano Allegri is happy with Juventusʼs win over Cagliari in the Bianconeriʼs final match of the year but insists that more goals must come from midfielders.

Moise Kean first half header and Federico Bernardeschi’s second half strike was enough for Juventus to secure all three points over Cagliari at the Allianz Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Juventus manager is happy with the way the team has been performing recently, but affirms that he would like to see many goals from midfielders in the coming games.

“More goals must be found from midfielders,” Massimiliano Allegri talking to the press after the game.

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“Arthur doesn’t score big goals, Locatelli scores a few. McKennie, Bentancur, and Rabiot have to score, but Rabiot tends to drop back, in the first half he had the right timing but he couldn’t shoot, we have to work a lot.

“I asked the boys to create a lot from the outside the box, Bernardeschi was more on it. We need to find more goals from the midfielders.”

The Bianconeri are on an six games unbeaten run, having won five times in their last six games and kept six cleansheets in those games.

However, the Old Lady is still far from taking on Inter who’re nine points clear on the top, with this win Juventus puts themselves in a good place to keep the pressure on Atalanta who’re fourth in the table.

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Juventus are now four points behind Atalanta with the same games played so far. Massimiliano Allegri hopes Juventus finishes February in the best possible way.

He said: “We’ve done well in the last few games. I’d be happy to arrive at the end of February with this gap to fight for the top four places. I say this because in January and February we have all the direct matches, then our schedule will be easier.

“It’s difficult to win them all, we lost to Napoli and Atalanta, then we had three wins and two draws, something like that. We have to work on this, our goal is to come out of January and February in the best possible way.”

Juventus were without Paulo Dybala and Federico Chiesa alongside Danilo, Chiellini and Ramsey who missed the game, but Allegri said that he didn’t want to risk them, however they were in a good shape.

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“I didn’t want to risk Paulo Dybala and Federico Chiesa, who were in a good shape anyway,” confirmed Max Allegri.

“Matthijs De Ligt is growing a lot, he played a very good game on a character level as did Leo. We’re waiting for Dybala, he’s a quality player who has to score goals. The important thing is that we’re all in good shape on the 30th when we meet again.”

During the game, Massimiliano Allegri appeared to move Moise Kean in the center forward, and the manager confirms that he did it to help Álvaro Morata who was struggling in that position.

He said: “Álvaro Morata got nervous when the team was closed in, he was struggling more, he didn’t handle the ball well and he wasn’t moving so I put Kean in the center, he did well on the goal and Morata found more space by starting out wide.”

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