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Pirlo reacts to Juve’s tie: “I asked for Ronaldo to be heard”

Hellas Verona FC v Juventus - Serie A
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Andrea Pirlo was visibly upset after Juventus missed another chance to close in on current Serie A leaders Inter Milan.

Juventus dropped points at Serie A once again as they failed to win against Hellas Verona this Saturday. The team’s performance was less than convincing and Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal wasn’t enough to save the Bianconeri this time.

After the game, Andrea Pirlo attempted to explain why Juventus had failed to win once again. The Italian manager believes that the Bianconeri’s troubles come from his players’ lack of. experience.

“It’s disappointing, as we knew it would be a difficult and hard-fought game. We managed to take the lead, which was the most difficult part, then didn’t keep hold of it,” said Pirlo. “There are these small details that unfortunately young players don’t understand can make the difference and lead to points.

“When you are in front, you must try to bring these points home. We were missing a lot of experienced players, so the younger elements didn’t understand the way the match was going. I asked Cristiano and Alex Sandro to speak to them and make their voices heard, but it wasn’t enough.”

Additionally, Pirlo was asked on whether Juventus had become too dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo’s performances and ability to score goals. In fact, Ronaldo is responsible for over 40% of Juve’s Serie A successful strikes.

“We’re in an emergency situation, but trying to work well with what we have. It’s not just us who miss players like Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata, but any team would miss them.”