Allegri had suggested that the Bianconeri took things too seriously.
Juventus director Pavel Nedved has hit back at AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri’s comments about the club needing to get a sense of humour.
Allegri was speaking earlier this week in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, where he suggested that his comments last season were taken too seriously by those in Turin.
The 45-year-old moved to quash talk that he had an issue with anyone within the club, but suggested that they should merely lighten up and take things a little less seriously.
“I’m always calm,” the Milan boss said as quoted by Football Italia. “It’s just that Juve took one or two of my jokes a little too seriously.
“Someone over there should study humour. I’m lucky enough to be from Livorno. Humour comes naturally to me,” he added.
While that was a seemingly amusing observation, Nedved has not shared the joking nature of the comments and is clearly unimpressed with them.
The former Czech midfielder now works as a director for the Bianconeri, and suggested that the club haven’t got time to be pleasant or nice, they would much rather be successful instead.
“Our creed here is to be winners, not be nice,” he told Sport Mediaset.
“We take everything seriously here,” he added. “Being seen as pleasant is not our aim, being successful is.”
While a response to Allegri’s comments were inevitable, it will hardly help relations between the clubs as they look ahead to competing for the Scudetto this season.
The Milan boss will undoubtedly be determined to lead the club to success both domestically and in Europe this year, although it would appear his sense of humour has yet to make a positive impression on those at Juventus.