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Juventus No2 Alessio: This is just blip

Juventus assistant manager Angelo Alessio insists they'll recover from their shock 3-1 home defeat to Inter Milan.

Inter ended Juventus' 49-match unbeaten run in Serie A last night.

"Unfortunately we lost after 49 games, but Inter took their chances and we didn't. The fact it was against Inter won't leave any scars, as we played well and had several opportunities to double our lead in the first half," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"We struggled a little from the penalty onwards, but remain proud of these players who were unbeaten in 49 and it's just a pity about this game. We must look forward. We have to thank our fans for applauding right to the end and I'm sure there will be no psychological blowback.

"We have always played the same way and had three chances to score in the opening 10 minutes with Claudio Marchisio and Arturo Vidal. I only recall Antonio Cassano's shot wide in the first half.

"We did not underestimate Inter. We were ready for them to play with a trident or a 3-5-2. We were prepared and did not make the most of our opportunities, then ran into difficulties after the break.

"Inter did not create much in the first half. Clearly if one of Marchisio's chances had gone in then we'd be talking about a different match.

"Inter will certainly be in the Scudetto race to the end. We accept this defeat, but will certainly not make a drama out of it."

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