'their superior quality pushed us back'-Di Francesco on Juventus.
Eusebio Di Francesco believes that Cagliari fought very well against Juventus, but ‘they are technically and physically superior, so pushed us back.’
Cagliari has had an excellent run this season, winning three of their previous four games. But in the game against Juventus, they did not have two influential players. Diego Godin and Nahitan Nandez missed the match against Juventus due to the Coronavirus.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in the first half to give Juventus three points.
“The idea had been to press Juventus and attack them, but their superior quality pushed us back, they kept forcing us deep and at the end of the day that will eventually lead to a goal,” Di Francesco told DAZN.
“We had a slightly different identity after the break, but they adjusted too and because dangerous on the counter-attack when we made errors in transition.
“The intention was not to come here and defend in search of a point, we were pushed back and had to deal with that situation from there.
“Paradoxically, we ran more risks of conceding in the second half when we attacked them more, because the spaces opened up behind us.”
“We started with three at the back, so the fourth had to close in much quicker. We also lost the ball cheaply playing out from the back, but were up against a team that is technically and physically superior. There’s no beating around the bush.
“Unfortunately, we cannot afford to face Juventus when we are missing certain players who contribute a great deal to our team.”