The Italian champions have been on a poor run of form lately, including the 3-3 draw to Parma in which Dybala stormed off the touchline. He was not in the starting lineup for the Sassuolo game, with Juventus sealing a comfortable win.
However, Allegri insisted that the only reason Dybala was on the bench was because he had to balance the team to counter a strong Sassuolo midfield, with the win showing the fruits of that decision.
According to Goal, Allegri told Sky Sport Italia: "I compliment the team for a clean sheet, which is very important. We're in good shape.
Max Allegri’s comments on Ronaldo and Dybala playing together after Juventus beat Sassuolo 3-0. https://t.co/kEn5kLqcrJ— BWRAO (@JuventusNation) February 10, 2019
"Players are disappointed, but every now and then sitting on the bench is necessary to recharge the batteries and rediscover the right mental toughness," he added. "
"It's just having Ronaldo, who is more of a striker, we need someone to find the space. We still need bodies in the box.