Bianconeri coach Andrea Pirlo shouldered the blame and said Juventus are angry after the 3-0 defeat to Milan.
Juventus sit fifth in Serie A after 35 games, one point behind Napoli. But Pirlo hopes that his men will return to winning ways tomorrow with a win over Sassuolo and strive for a European spot.
I don’t want to see resignation tomorrow, we are a point behind the Champions League places and we have three games left,”
Pirlo said at a press conference, which quoted byFootball Italia
“Football teaches that anything can happen, so we need great postitivity.”
’s fate at the Allianz Stadium is doubtful, but the Portuguese could be influential in the Champions League clash.
Cristiano played many games this year and scored a lot
,” Pirlo continued. “
Today, we will decide what to do
“Tomorrow is a delicate match and I hope to have everyone available. Our target is to prove that we deserve the Champions League, and we can only do it with the results.
“We were disappointed after the defeat to Milan, but our target doesn’t change. We have a duty to believe in it.”
“Grit is a word that is often used in football, but it’s not enough to win. I have always asked to have the burning fire inside, and it has often happened.”
The coach emphasized he has fought with injuries and COVID this season.
“In recent months, the formation has often changed,”
. “But it’s due to many reasons, including injuries and COVID.
“We have accepted all circumstances. I don’t have any fear, I only think about the good of Juventus, which comes first of all, ahead of players and coaches.”
would be ready against Sassuolo.
Both Danilo and Arthur Melo are fine, tomorrow they could start,
” Pirlo said.
“We conceded many goals due to collective neglect
“A collective pride test is needed tomorrow, regardless of who will play. We have to honour this jersey, we can’t afford performances like the one on Sunday.”
Pirlo wants to see a bounce back from Juventus against Sassuolo.
There’s a lot of energy in me and us. We are angry,
” Pirlo said.
“We have a duty to believe in it, because we are Juventus, and we cannot resign ourselves to this position.
“My duty is to make the players I have available perform at their best, based on their characteristics."