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We didn't make more of the counter-attacks, says Pirlo

Wed 07 April 2021 | 20:16

Beating Napoli sent Juventus to third place as they are now three points above Napoli and one point above Atalanta.


had a precious 2-1 victory against their rival,


to improve their chance of a Champions League spot.

Cristiano Ronaldo


Paulo Dybala

scored for The Old Lady as

Lorenzo Insigne

scored Napoli’s only goal.

Andrea Pirlo has given his analysis of what went wrong for Juventus this season and the reason for their victory today.

“When you have this spirit, when you sacrifice yourself to cover for your teammate who is out of position, this is the result and it’s perhaps what we were missing in other games,”

Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia.

“We had practiced this approach with two wide wingers, creating space for Chiesa and Cuadrado. I am just sorry we didn’t make more of the counter-attacks, because we should’ve scored more goals.

“I tried to drill this style of football into the team from the start of the season, but we played every three days until recently, the players kept changing and we didn’t really have time to work on it.

“We were often not quite fired up enough against the teams lower down the table and unconsciously were distracted, trying to resolve those games with individual moves rather than as a team.

“We learned that we cannot afford to do that, we need to give our all in every match, as every Serie A fixture is tough against well-organised teams.”

source: SportMob