"further than the wrong approach, I suppose we were too soft in defense in the first half," Allegri told journalists." We're disappointed and angry because we've been knocked out of the titleholders League.

"Now we've to concentrate on the( Italian) league and also against Paris( Saint- Germain coming Wednesday) because we've to at least bespeak a place in the Europa League.

"We made a lot of miscalculations tonight but it's not useful to talk about that now. I do not consider it a failure. There are failures in football.

"We are sad and angry. The platoon finished well so it's not a physical thing. We just have to keep working."

It has been a poor season for Juve so far in Serie A as they sit eighth, 10 points off the top spot, but Allegri hopes the players will take the fighting spirit they showed in Lisbon into the domestic competition.

"Now let's suppose about Serie A, let's start from the last 20 twinkles( of this game) and try to win at Lecce( on Saturday). We must try and keep working to stay( in the race) in the crown," Allegri said.

"In the league we've four games before the( World Cup) break. We've to recapture our strength and we must do well with the players I have."

The trainer brought out a triad of teenagers in the alternate half Tuesday and caught everyone's eye, which he said bodes well for the future.

" I am happy with the boys, they've quality. Fabio Miretti has played a lot of games, Matias Sole and Samuel Ealing have come by well.

" We could have made better use of some openings at the end. But they gave the internal strength that the platoon demanded."