Andrea Pirlo’s first season as a manager with Juventus has not gone down planned, and the Rossoneri heaped misery on the men from Turin with a 3-0 win on Sunday.
The Juventus coach had some important words to convey in his post-match press conference as Milan knocked in three goals without conceding to put the Bianconeri’s hopes of Champions League football in doubt next season.
Speaking to Sky Sports (via MilanNews) in his interview after the match, when asked if he expected such a performance, Pirlo said: “Yesterday I said that I saw the team well this week, we had trained well and we were convinced that we could have a great match. Unfortunately it was not like that. We gradually disunited and the final result was this.”
Brahim Diaz opened the scoring just before half time. In the 78th minute, Ante Rebic thumped in a beautiful long ranger before Fikayo Tomori headed in Milan’s third of the night few minutes later.
“When you lose 3-0 it means that there are many things that have not worked, in the heat it is easy to talk, in the cold there will be considerations to be made,” Pirlo commented.
The disappointing result for Juventus mean they sit in fifth place. The former Rossoneri has taken full responsibility for the final result.
“If we did not do well on the pitch it is only our fault, but above all mine. It happens that in certain matches some do not reach 100% performance. Then when it happens you go into trouble. I have no one to blame,” he said.
Pirlo has a win ratio of 62.5% – losing just 8 in charge of Juventus, but nonetheless losing as many games has effectively seen the Bianconeri slump this season.
Speaking of whether he sees himself continuing in his job, Pirlo said: “My work goes on and I’m available. I think I can do better and get out with the team. There are three games left, I will continue to do my job as long as I am allowed.”
As things stand as of now, Juventus sit one point behind fourth-placed Napoli with 69 points. They are in line to contest in the Europa League next season. Milan on the other hand are in third position, tied on 72 points with second-placed Atalanta.