22 May 2021
The final game of the 2020/21 season is fast approaching, and tomorrow the Bianconeri will take on Bologna at the Renato dall’Ara. It is a game that could see Juventus qualify for the Champions League – should they win and Milan lose – and Andrea Pirlo is well aware of the task that is at hand.
Speaking in his final pre-match press conference of the season, this is what he had to say:
The team has recovered well, the wins help and then there is the adrenaline. Bologna plays good football, they create a lot and have excellent young players. It will be as difficult as in the first time we met this season. Tomorrow is a particular match; we'll see what solutions to adopt. Bologna will be motivated and will give 100%. We will have to do the same, with humility and concentration
After the Milan game we were 'dead', now we are still alive. Let's think about ourselves first, and then see what happens elsewhere. We mustn't have any regrets. There is always pressure, but we are calm and there is enthusiasm.
COACHING JUVE & PIRLO’S FUTURE
We do this job for the adrenaline that it brings. I want to continue working with this team and this club, but I think that's normal. The greatest satisfaction of this season has been the relationship with the lads, who have given me a lot, whilst I haven't liked the results and we didn't reach the set goals. I was a winner as a player, I want to be a manager, so I think of this year as an opportunity to improve. I don't think that the club will decide my future on the basis of tomorrow, we'll see what happens.
Kulusevski has been one of the most used players this season. has been the player that has surprised me the most. Two training sessions were enough to understand his importance. I see Cristiano at Juventus and extremely focused, just as I saw him in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday. With Buffon, Juve is losing a monument of football, both on and off the pitch. It's a sad feeling as we have come a long way together. I admire him very much. Bonucci wasn't 100% fit on Wednesday, and we have to thank him, because as always, he still gave everything to the team.