21 February 2021
FROM THE UCL TO SERIE A
"We analysed the Porto game together - confirmed coach, Andrea Pirlo at the press conference on the eve of Juve-Crotone, which followed today's training session dedicated to tactics - and we all know what we did wrong. There was no need to raise my voice after the game, as that's what you do when the team is not aware of the mistakes that were made, but this is certainly not the case. We got it wrong in Porto but the defeat is very different from that in Naples, in which we managed to lose without having suffered a shot against us in open play.
"Tomorrow is an important match, for us it's essential to continue our path towards the Scudetto. Crotone is not an easy team, you mustn't be deceived by their position in the table - Pirlo continued - They are proactive, they want to impose their game and produce good football, unfortunately for them, they've not been properly rewarded with their results.
Speaking of the Scudetto, Pirlo added - "Of course I will follow the Milan Derby, it's fundamental for them, but also important for us, as well as a great spectacle to watch. Let's hope for a draw."
"Arthur is still feeling pain, the recovery time is not yet quantifiable and we're evaluating him day after day. Paulo Dybala still hasn't yet recovered. Weston McKennie also has some problems, but he's gritting his teeth as we are short on numbers. Meanwhile, Alvaro Morata and Dejan Kulusevski who have both been unwell are improving, they should be available tomorrow. Aaron Ramsey is available. Gianluigi Buffon will play in goal from the start tomorrow."