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Pirlo had a serious talk with his players

Sat 02 January 2021 | 17:38

Juventus boss is mad at his players for their performance against Fiorentina.

After the


3-0 defeat against Fiorentina

Andrea Pirlo

said that they should never have such a poor performance again.

“We got back together for training on Monday and I saw a team eager to get back out there after a bad performance,”

Pirlo told JTV


“It’s a difficult game coming up, as Udinese are in a good period of form, are physical, organised and dangerous on the counter-attack. We’ve got to focus the preventative marking on their strikers and the midfielders who push up.

“We already know Roberto Pereyra well, as he was part of our squad here, so it’s going to be a very difficult match.

“We talked about that game and everything was wrong about it, from the attitude to every detail. It was a bad way to end 2020. We had a good meeting where we discussed our future objectives and what happened, so it was a productive encounter.

“I never want to see that performance again. We’ve improved in many aspects lately, but I am convinced we can do far better.”

And when he was asked about the lessons he has learned in his first year as a head coach he said:

“Just as when I was a player, we need to judge situations in their entirety and look at the bigger picture. It’s too easy to see you go from hero to zero in the media, but I’m used to it, having already been a player at the top level. It’s nothing new.

“When you are in charge of Juve, you’re going to run into a lot of difficulties and have to take on a lot of responsibility, but I’m ready for it.”

source: SportMob