Massimiliano Allegri urged the struggling Dusan Vlahovic to “keep calm” despite his missed penalty in Juventus’ 4-2 win over Sampdoria.
The striker hit the post from 12 yards at the Allianz Stadium and, despite a game-record eight shots on goal, went five consecutive games without a goal for the first time in his career.
Vlahović also had four attempts blocked, and his frustration was evident as his efforts in front of the net produced no results.
Meanwhile, Adrien Rabiot scored twice, while Bremer and Mathias Soule also hit the Bianconeri, who, despite losing a 2-0 lead, reduced the gap to fourth place Milan to nine points.
But while Vlahovic continues to guess, Allegri cheered up his ninth number.
“Dusan played a very good game,” he told DAZN. “He must remain calm. Today he played better technically. He must remain calm.
“Let’s not forget that he’s been at Juventus for a year now, he’s doing well, he’s doing well. He has all the qualities that need to be improved.
“When he manages to adjust his control of the game, he will be less rushed when the ball comes.”