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    18.09.2016 21:52 - in: Serie A S

    Buffon makes no excuses

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    “It hurts to lose like we have. We weren’t solid enough but this is only the start of the season – this defeat will do us good,” said the Juve goalkeeper after the game

    Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon admitted that his side weren’t good enough after they lost 2-1 to Inter at San Siro on Sunday night.

    “It hurts to lose like we have,” began Buffon after the final whistle. “It’s true that we didn’t have the best of matches for 65 minutes, but we took the lead nonetheless. You can accept a draw from that position, but not a defeat.”

    Buffon was in candid mood, analysing what had gone wrong for the Bianconeri without making excuses for the result.

    “We lacked that clearness of mind and fluidity in our build-up play, but I’ll say it again: we took the lead. It was at that point that we were lacking something, because it’s then that we needed to show our clinical streak. Evidently, we don’t have that just yet.

    “We’re not used to conceding so many goals, especially from set plays. And if you’re conceding from every mistake, it shows that you’re missing something.”

    Buffon was quick to dispel suggestions that Juventus had taken Inter lightly.

    “We didn’t underestimate them, but you have to prove yourself on the pitch regardless of what’s being said on the outside. For example, against Sassuolo people were lauding our display but I couldn’t understand how we’d given them four clear chances at home – that can’t happen.

    “Despite the criticism we received after the Sevilla game, I thought we played well and looked solid, creating chances and not giving much away. Having said all that, this is only the start of the season and some ups and downs are to be expected: this defeat will do us good.”

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