Juventus lost a significant 2 points to Verona (1: 1). Andrea Pirlo spoke about the problems, and the journalists did not agree.
In the 24th round of Serie A, Juventus lost significant points to Verona. The Turinese won with a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo, but conceded a goal at the end of the match and were left with only 1 point left. Andrea Pirlo blamed the failure on inexperience, saying there were many young players on the pitch who could not read the game script.
“We are disappointed. We started well, we gained an advantage, which was actually the most difficult, but we could not keep the result, we lacked something … there are small details that can affect the result. “In the absence of experienced players, I asked Cristiano and Alex Sandro to talk to their team-mates on the pitch, but there are too few players to solve this problem,” Pirlo said as he assessed the game.
“There was no one on the bench who would play in that scheme”
After that, there was a heated argument between Pirlo and the former editor of ‘Tuttosport’, Giancarlo Padovani. The journalist told Pirlo that Federico Chiesa and Federico Bernardeschi were left without functions in the 3-4-2-1 tactical scheme, which the 41-year-old specialist categorically disagreed with:
“We played with 3 defenders because we had no other choice. When 4 defenders and strikers are missing, tell me, what was the best solution? Why didn’t I play Dragusin? He is not a right defender. He has never played in that position. You have to watch the games carefully before commenting. I do not think so. Chiesa and Bernardeschi without a function? Who would you take on the pitch? Chiesa is a winger, but he often played in that position. Bernardeschi was almost always in that role. They were probably the only players in this game who played in their ideal position. “Didn’t I change the team’s game to 4 defenders? I really wanted to do it, but I looked at the bench, and there was no one there who would play in that scheme,” Pirlo said.
Recall that Juventus played with Verona with staffing problems, and Pirlo had only one player from the first team (Weston McKennie) among the field players on the bench and had to staff the reserve with players from the entire youth team. The Turin Grand is third in Serie A with 46 points from 23 games and will face Spezia in the next round.