Morata's young and impulsive - Allegri

The striker will miss the Coppa Italia final after being recklessly sent off late in Juve's win over Fiorentina, though his coach did question if a red card was the right call
Massimiliano Allegri believes Alvaro Morata's late red card in Juventus' 3-0 triumph over Fiorentina was harsh, but says that his striker paid the price for his "young and impulsive" nature.

The Spaniard started up front alongside Alessandro Matri - who scored the opener in the semi-final second leg in Florence - but was handed his marching orders for wiping out substitute Alessandro Diamanti with just two minutes left on the clock.

Allegri lamented Morata's rashness which rules the former Real Madrid forward out of the final along with midfielder Claudio Marchisio, who picked up another booking at the Artemio Franchi.

"If Morata really felt the urge to foul him, he should've just tugged his shirt," he told reporters. "Unfortunately he's still young and impulsive and he's yet to learn these tips and tricks.

"It was excessive to hand him a red card for his swipe but we can make do. We'll have Paul Pogba back by the time of the final. We've got Kingsley Coman, who unfortunately I had to take off because we needed someone aerially strong like Fernando Llorente.

"Matri played very well and scored a goal tonight, so I'm delighted for him."

With Juve flying high in three competitions with two months to go in 2014-15, the former AC Milan coach addressed the widespread criticism upon the announcement he would replace Antonio Conte in charge of the Turin club last summer.

"Conte did a great job, it's normal that fans felt ill about his exit," he continued. "But the departure of players and coaches is part of football.

"Now we are doing well. The Scudetto isn't secure yet - we need four wins and one draw to wrap that up mathematically. Then of course we have Monaco to think about in the Champions League quarter-finals. They won't be a simple hurdle."

When asked about the Coppa Italia final currently set to be played the day after the Champions League showpiece, Allegri added with a laugh: "It would be nice if they moved the Italian cup final!"