Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo spoke to Sky Sports microphones after his team’s 2-0 win against Sampdoria.
“It’s a pity we didn’t close the game in the first half, we had the chances and when you don’t, it’s normal for them to try to equalize.”
We were solid defensively today?
“We work from the beginning on this, on immediate re-aggression, on the preventative of the defenders.”
“If they defend well there is a good pressure in the midfield and attack.”
“Every ball we attack helps our defenders. Chiellini and Bonucci did very well. We propose this work, it can come out well or badly, we can do better.”
“We know we have adaptable players like Kulusevski and Chiesa, Dybala who’s been out for a while.”
“We are happy with the players we have. With Dybala out for most of the season, today Ramsey made the second striker and he did it even at Arsenal or in the national team. We can find a partner in attack.”
“Chiesa he brought energy, freshness, hunger. He is young player in a great team, he has approached great champions, he had some important international matches apart from those with the national team.”
“He entered on tiptoe, the run to score the goal was great.”
“We work on this, he closes the actions on the other side, we are succeeding and he has to do it even more often, it happens in every game and he must exploit it more.”
“For us it is not important that he always scores, he must give his contribution. He made a great pass on the second goal.”
“Winning as a team is the most important thing.”
“Now we grow slowly, we begin to absorb what we ask for. It was not easy without preparation, at the beginning there were tests, players to see in some positions and it was only possible in official matches.”
“Once we have found the physiognomy, we started to go on our way.”
Inter next, is it a game for revenge?
“I’ve always said to think about ourselves, it’s a semifinal, against a great team.”
“Let’s not think about what happened a few weeks ago, but about the next one.”