Milan needed a last minute penalty from Mario Balotelli to rescue a point.
â€śWe knew the difficulties would be in the first half, as the same happened in Eindhoven with PSV,â€ť Allegri told Sky Sport Italia.
â€śThere was no point pushing early and risking to get caught up in their passing, so we played very well in a defensive fashion and risked very little.
â€śIn the second half it was normal their tempo would drop and from that point on we could win the game. We lost a few balls at the end and conceded from a corner.
â€śItâ€™s a good point for qualification and overall I think we played well. In the first half it was tactically a good performance, while after the break we took it to Ajax.
â€śI think itâ€™s difficult to play 90 minutes with great intensity and constant pressing, especially when weâ€™ve had a packed fixture list with few players available.
â€śWe did make mistakes to give Ajax too much space in the first half, as we kept giving the ball away. The team wasnâ€™t spectacular, but it played the way I asked in the first half.
â€śThe second was in our hands and we didnâ€™t have enough quality in the final pass, but overall it was a good performance. A game lasts 95 minutes generally and you have to be in front at the end.â€ť
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