Pirlo: The lack of experience hurt us

Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo spoke to DAZN microphones after his team’s 1-1 draw against Verona.

“We’re sorry because we knew it would be a difficult, dirty match.”

“We had done well, the advantage was the most difficult thing, we didn’t manage to keep the result.”

“It was a matter of small things that the young players don’t understand, they make the difference and they cost you points.”

“When you have the advantage, you have to take home the three points.”

“There were no players of experience. I asked Ronaldo and Alex to raise their voices and make themselves heard but that wasn’t enough.”

Playing with 4 at the back?

“I thought about it, but looking at the bench I had no players to do that.”

“We prepared a 3-4-2-1, with Ramsey and Kulusevski behind Ronaldo, to pressure ttheir their central defenders.”

“We knew that the intensity of Verona would lead us to lose a lot of energy, it is not easy to have a player on you all the time.”

“The players we have are few, the matches close, sl it is normal to get tired and lose some lucidity.”

We’re having a tough period?

“Since the beginning of the season, we have been playing every three days.”

“We are used to it, so the important thing is to take it game after game, then we will see where we will be in the league.”

Too dependant on Ronaldo?

“Having other players like Morata and Dybala available would be very convenient, we are in a bit of an emergency so we try to work with who we have.”

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