The embarrassing defeat that Juventus swallowed up last weekend really made coach Andrea Pirlo feel disappointed. The Italian legend admits that his players did poorly throughout the match.
As is known, the Bianconneri did host Benevento in Week 28 of Serie A last Sunday (21/03). In the match that took place at the Allianz Stadium, Juventus clearly looked superior on paper.
However, the reality was painful for the hosts, they couldn’t score against the visitors, instead they conceded Adolfo Gaich’s action in the second half, which made it 0-1.
This defeat inevitably makes Juventus unable to move from 3rd position in the standings, they have only collected 55 points from 27 matches.
In short, the distance with AC Milan which is ranked 2nd has widened to four points. Even though Juventus still has one game more, coach Andrea Pirlo remains disappointed with his players’ performances.
The tactician considered the Juventus players to appear bad from the first minute.
“We are eager to win games, but also know it will be a difficult match, because Benevento is well organized with two tight lines of defense. So, we have to calm down and dismantle it. ”
“On the contrary, we were careless, made a lot of mistakes and unfortunately couldn’t get the results we wanted.” Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia.
In fact, this match is an opportunity for Juventus to cut the gap between them and the rivals above including Inter Milan who are at the top of the standings.
Even so, the tactician chose to remain optimistic about the Bianconneri’s chances of defending the Scudetto title to make it their 10th consecutive title.
“We have to continue to believe, continue our path so we can get there,”
“As I said yesterday, the goals don’t change, but we need a completely different attitude for this. We wear an important shirt and have to respect it at all times.” he continued.