Andrea Pirlo expresses his general opinion on the match against Spezia while blames the tiredness of the players on not being able to make a change in the players.
talks about the chance he did not have to make the substitutions he wanted inJuventus
's match againstSpezia
The 41-year-old coach spent an hour of a deep struggle of his side to find the net, but he was satisfied with his players' performances.
He talked toSky Sport Italia
and explained Juve's trying to score through the goalless one-hour. He said:
“A slow start was more physical fatigue than psychological, which can happen when you have so many games with the same players,”.
“We tried to control the game and then when the fresh legs came on, we were sharper and able to make the most of our chances.
“It was important to push forward from midfield and attack the spaces more. We aim to create one-on-one situations down the wings and then put the ball into the box, where we have players who can do damage. Sometimes it’s the wingers and sometimes the full-backs.
“We have a great squad, unfortunately I haven’t been able to make as many changes as I wanted lately. We could do with more for squad rotation and to freshen things up with targeted changes during a game.”
He then talked aboutBernardeschi
and approved of him as a full-back. However, he mentioned that the 27-year-old "needs to improve defensively"
He also gave an update on the situation of the players who have not been able to perform lately such asMorata
. According to the coach, Morata is close to full fitness, De Ligt taking more tests to have his fitness checked.
He then answered the question that whether he could fill the current gap between Juve andInter
"We know it will be a long chase, Inter have been playing together for two years, they have a well-drilled approach, whereas we just started this season. We still intend to be there right to the end.”