Juventus coach Max Allegri says their 1-0 win at Inter Milan was deserved.
Allegri chose to leave the bench before the final whistle after Filip Kostic's winner.
"They didn't need me anymore at that point. I was getting irritated, so rather than get myself booked or sent off, I decided it was best to leave. I left it in their hands, the players knew what they were doing," assured Allegri.
“It was very important for us and always difficult to surprise Inter on home turf. We were able to win a physical match, the team pressed well and allowed very little at the back, but we wasted three or four really easy opportunities to score. The choice in the final ball, that is where we absolutely need to improve.
“I thank the team for giving me a nice relaxing break for international duty, because otherwise it's a tense time. You have to win games also to enjoy the next few days of your life, so I tell the lads, I am of a certain age now, so please win and don't make me suffer too much. They did well."
Allegri was pleased with his midfield and also said, “The whole team has improved in general. We defended well as a team, we never let them get past us. Unfortunately, we haven't really had Pogba at all, Paredes did well at the start and then I used him less, but these are all reliable players. Fagioli has quality and quantity, Locatelli is very good at closing down moves in that role.
“I think Dusan Vlahovic had his best performance since he has been at Juventus. Matias Soule was born in 2003, he did well. Juve have been giving a lot of playing time to these NextGen players and that is a success for the club.
“As I said, it's the choice of final ball when attacking we need to get right, but this team has heart and determination. I always say that those who are not in this situation cannot understand what it is like. The team found itself with 15 points taken off, that is not easy, but we reached the Europa League quarter-finals, the Coppa Italia semi-final against this Inter and maintained the passion for what they are doing.
“Now we need to unite with our fans and start the push towards the end of the season."