Juventus coach Max Allegri admits he was angry with his players after victory over Verona.
Moise Kean struck for the 1-0 win, but Allegri stormed down the players' race at the final whistle.
"We knew the difficulties of this game, as Verona are physically strong and have quality, both teams had chances to score. We started the second half well and could've doubled our lead, we did not, but still brought home the result," Allegri told Sky Italia.
“We didn't play very well and I think in the last five minutes we had to go and score a second goal, keep pushing them and maintain the pressure. It doesn't seem like much five minutes, but all Verona needed was a long ball into the box and anything could happen. We could've been here licking our wounds if they had equalised."
He added: “In football if you have a good run of results, that allows you to catch up pretty quickly. We have to take it one step at a time. The 'real' table that we see there shows we are still four points off the Champions League spots and that is a lot.
“I repeat, it is not easy to play in these circumstances, but the lads are doing well. The first game back after international duty is also usually a tricky one and they did well to get it done."