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Pirlo praises Juventus spirit against Milan

Wed 06 January 2021 | 23:55

Andrea Pirlo is pleased with his side’s 3-1 win over Milan and says Juventus had the right tactic and showed the spirit of a team that wants to be in control against Milan.

Juventus

ended

AC Milan

's undefeated streak thanks to a 3-1 victory at the San Siro.

The Bianconeri have seen their preparations for the game get disrupted by a COVID-19 outbreak this week, which ruled out

Alex Sandro

and

Juan Cuadrado

from the match.

Alvaro Morata

was sidelined due to injury.

But

Federico Chiesa

stepped up with a double before

McKennie

put the game to bed for Juve.

“It was important for us, we weren’t interested in the results of the teams above us, as we were concentrated on our own progress. We’ll see in a few months where we are,”

Pirlo

told Sky Sport Italia

.

“The important thing was this spirit of a team that wants to be in control, especially against the Serie A leaders on their own turf.”

The tactical key was putting Chiesa up against Theo Hernandez.

“The idea was to keep him under pressure and not allow him to keep pushing forward as freely as he usually does, especially when he had to deal with a player who was also good in one-on-one situations.

“We signed him so he could take men on in the final third, his position might change, but his role does not.”


source: SportMob
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