Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo talked to Juventus TV before his team’s game against Cagliari. Here’s what he had to say.
“It is an important game because it comes after the international stop.”
“Our championship starts tomorrow, adaptation time is over, we have to show our football.”
“We will play 10 games from now until the Christmas break, we should treat all of them as finals.”
“I want to see a different, combative spirit, a team playing with great desire to achieve the results they want.”
Juve international players did well? Mainly Bernardeschi?
“It’s their merit, they’re good players, although they played little until now and being with the national perhaps gave them more playing time and confidence.”
“I am happy because they returned with enthusiasm and are ready to play.”
De Ligt and Alex Sandro?
“They are both fine.”
“De Ligt has been training regularly and was just waiting for the “ok” from the doctors, which arrived, so he’s ready to play.”
“Sandro still needs time to start games but he can be included.”
What we learned from the Lazio game?
“We can’t be satisfied with scoring just one goal, we have to always score more.”
“Against Lazio we played well but didn’t get the result we wanted because we failed to take advantage of our chances.”
“He’s a strong, we’ve always knew that.”
“He’s now finding the continuity and confidence he’s been missing in recent years.*
“We know his value and we’ll take good care of him.”