Please Wait . . .

'A step backwards' - Pirlo admits Juventus are a team under construction after Roma draw
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
28-Sep-2020, 06:56 am

'A step backwards' - Pirlo admits Juventus are a team under construction after Roma draw


Andrea Pirlo Juventus 2020-21

Andrea Pirlo says he is not concerned by Juventus'lacklustre performance in their 2-2 draw with Roma on Sunday, insisting they are a team still "under construction".

Juve midfielder Adrien Rabiot was dismissed shortly after the hour mark but Ronaldo salvaged a point for theBianconeriwith a towering header soon after.

Pirlo, who replaced the sackedMaurizio Sarri last month,pointed to a lack of match fitness as the reason for his side's sluggish performance and expects them to get significantly better as the season progresses.

"Roma attacked with many players like us so it was a different game than Sampdoria who they 3-0 last weekend,"he said.

"Thiswas a step backwards but we are a team under construction. Wedidn't have time to try any solutions inpre-season so these games are tests.

"But, in the end, it wasa point earned. Alvaro Morata only arrived two days ago, Arthur has not played for six months and has to adapt to Italian football. Rodrigo Bentancur is also starting to feel a bit better.The condition of these important players needs to grow a bit."

Juve beat Inter to the title by just one point last season, with Antonio Conte's side responding by bringing in Achraf Hakimi, Arturo Vidal and Aleksandar Kolarov.

Asked if Inter's squad is nowstronger than his own, Pirlo said: "I don't know if it is better than ours, but it is certainly stronger than last seasonas they brought in players of quality. I think it'll be a battle to the very end."

Roma boss Paulo Fonseca, meanwhile, was frustrated with his side's inability to kill off the game when they were 2-1 up, with reported Juve target Edin Dzekoguilty of a particularly glaring miss.

"I think we had a good game, but I am not satisfied with the result,"he said. "We created chances and played to win the match.

"I saw Dzeko focused, motivated and he worked hard for the team. There were errors in front of goal, as everyone did, but he played well this evening.


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal, Premier League 2020-21

Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal Betting Tips:...

Arsenal will be looking to start their Europa League campaign with a victory ...
Harry Kane Tottenham 2020-21

Tottenham vs LASK Betting Tips: Lates...

Tottenham play their first game in Group J of the Europa League on Thursday n...
Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City

Leicester City vs Zorya Betting Tips:...

Leicester City will be hoping to kick off their Europa League campaign with a...
Raheem Sterling Manchester City Arsenal 2020-21

Manchester City vs Porto Betting Tips...

Manchester City will be aiming to get their Champions League campaign off to ...
Mohamed Salah Liverpool Everton 2020-21

Ajax vs Liverpool Betting Tips: Lates...

Liverpool will be desperate for a morale-boosting win when they travel to Ams...

Transfer

Crystal Dunn USWNT

USWNT star Dunn joins Thorns in block...

U.S. women's national team star Crystal Dunn has joined the Portland Thorns i...
Chicharito Galaxy 2020

LA Galaxy not ready to give up on Chi...

LA Galaxy has faith in Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez and are not looking to l...
Thomas Partey Gabriel Arsenal GFX

Partey and Gabriel offer unconvincing...

Arsenal spent £70 million ($93m) to bring in Thomas Partey and Gabriel during...
Brenden Aaronson Philadelphia Union 2020 Liverpool

USMNT starlet Aaronson reveals love o...

Rising star Brenden Aaronson has revealed he is a huge Liverpool fanand dream...
Yaya Toure Manchester City

Yaya Toure signing was 'too complicat...

Yaya Toure was considered as a targetby Stade Brest but the deal was too comp...
image-top-scroll
`