Juventus defeated Sassuolo in the last minutes. Andrea Pirlo focused on Juve’s mood. Dybala and McKenney received minor injuries.
After the defeat to Fiorentina (0: 3) at the end of December, Juventus’ chances of winning the title looked miserable, although the reigning champions have won three games in a row since the new year – including table leaders Milan, while rivals have lost points. As a result, after yesterday’s victory over Sassuolo (3: 1), Juve is still in the championship fight. Next week, the main match of the first round will be held – Inter will host Juve, which is now only 1 point ahead of the lost points.
Victory over Sassuolo turned out to be difficult for Juventus. In the first half, the Turinese lost McKennie and Dybala due to injuries, then equalized the score with a ten-man opponent and managed to win only in the last 10 minutes. After the match, the head coach of Turin, Andrea Pirlo, focused on the character of Juve.
“Winning today was important. Otherwise, winning against Milan would have cost you dearly. We are Juventus, and we are under constant pressure to win every game. Every match is like a final for us. “We will not play with diligence. We will definitely lose points. We are Juventus and the diligence and the fight until the last minute is in our DNA. We can play sometimes badly, sometimes well, but we cannot lack diligence,” Pirlo said.
He also talked about the injured before the game with Inter. Pirlo said neither Dybala nor McKennie’s injury should be serious. McKennie’s muscle stretched, which had bothered him before, and so he asked for a change soon after, while Dybala received a blow to the knee. The exact prediction is not yet known, although it is possible that both of them are ready for interest.