Thursday, September 16

Juventus vs Benevento: Pirlo criticizes Ronaldo, others after Serie A 1-0 defeat


Juventus gaffer, Andrea Pirlo, has criticized his players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, following his side’s Serie A 1-0 home defeat against Benevento on Sunday evening.

Pirlo explained that Juventus players performed poorly against Benevento, adding that they lacked attitude and technique against the visitors.

Benevento defeated Juventus at Allianz Stadium, thanks to Adolfo Gaich’s second-half goal.

Juventus is now in the 3rd position on the Serie A table with ten points behind leaders Inter Milan.

“We needed to turn in a better display, but we performed poorly in every aspect of our game,” Pirlo told a post-match press conference after the game.

“Everything was off today, in our attitude and in technical situations.

“We knew this would be tough because Benevento is an organized team, who defend effectively with two compact lines.

“What we needed was to stay calm and make better use of the flanks, but we made a lot of mistakes.

“Our attitude has to be different in games like this.”

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