Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo spoke to Juventus TV ahead of his team’s game against Genoa.
“It’s an important match, the Italian Cup, at the beginning doesn’t seem to interest anyone, then when the rounds go beyond, in the finals, everyone likes to play them.”
“To get to the end we have to win tomorrow night’s game.”
“We have seen a few Genoa games: the aggression has changed, the center of gravity has been raised. They seem to have more energy.”
“It will be a difficult, hard-fought game, we have to win in order to continue our journey.”
“They will come to defend themselves well, with a line of 5 and then start on the counterattack.”
“We saw it in the video and we are preparing as best we can for tomorrow evening.”
Who will play?
“We evaluate who is well.”
“Chiellini who has been training with us for some time will come back.”
“Gigi will start from the beginning.”
“We will evaluate the others in the morning.”
What did we improve in the last 3 games?
“The strength deployed, especially on a mental level.”
“We had to restart well after the defeat against Fiorentina, so we made it clear what the objectives were, we restarted strongly trying to think only of ourselves.”
“The desire to bring home the result in any way, concentration, not having ups and downs during the game even if it happens every now and then.. That’s we try to improve.”
“Apart from Fiorentina, we had a good game before too, good intensity.”
“The match against Fiorentina was a bolt from the blue. It happens with many games, but we started again, we are compacted and we are here.”