Andrea Pirlo has admitted that Juventus complicates their life after watching his side repeat the same old mistakes on Saturday’s 2-2 draw.


Juventus have struggled too much this season falling 13 points per now compared to last season. The Turin coach has highlighted their downfalls and the causes claiming they keep repeating the same mistakes. Pirlo admits an impressive start but they made errors that led to their opponents scoring.

“We had started well, taken the lead, and that’s the most difficult thing against teams that defend,” Pirlo said.

“As usual, we make life complicated for ourselves. We had hoped for a different second half, but we made that error straight away and had to get back into it.

“The error was similar to the one we conceded against Lazio. Unfortunately, these are happening a bit too often and we have these lapses in concentration,” Pirlo explains.

“We must learn that we cannot lose concentration for even a second, because the moment we lose the ball, it’s only right that we are then punished,” he added.

“When you play against teams that defend deep, it’s difficult to attack the space. So you have to go round the flanks and try to create some width. We do try these tactics, especially against sides who have five at the back,” Pirlo continued.

“It’s important to get crosses in and above all put bodies into the box. After the second goal, we got the game back on track, hitting the woodwork and that chance with Cristiano. It’s only natural that against teams who pack their final third. We can’t move the ball quickly, as there aren’t any spaces.

“Mistakes happen, whether you are a player, a coach, or a referee,’ Pirlo admits. We have to stay fully focused, stay on our toes, and understand the moment we are going through. Some sharpness can be lacking after international duty, but we cannot afford to let go even for a moment now.”