“It's important that Paulo found the net again. After the goal, he started to play better, as he was in a delicate moment where things weren't quite going his way. He's started taking free kicks better too," said Allegri.
“Psychology is everything in football and confidence is key," the Coach told Mediaset Premium.
“You have to be focused and determined. I think the only advice for Paulo is to think just about his football and his journey, not worrying about comparisons with players like Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. There's no need to get swept up in the anxiety of trying to over-do it.
“We all know it was not a good performance. We put the victory at risk after a strong start, because we slowed down, made far too many mistakes, lost the ball repeatedly, and we need to improve on that.
“We cannot afford to drop points in these situations, especially as today was crucial to break away from the chasing pack and complete an extraordinary first half to the season."