Pirlo: ‘I won’t step aside. I will continue doing my work as long as I am allowed to’

Juventus lost 3-0 to A.C. Milan courtesy of goals by Brahim Diaz, Tomori and Ante Rebic.

The Black and Whites had only 1 shot on target, Milan on the other hand had 5.

Juventus lost 3-0 to A.C. Milan courtesy of goals by Brahim Diaz, Tomori and Ante Rebic. Cristiano Ronaldo and company were absolutely thrashed by the Milan club. The Black and Whites had only 1 shot on target, Milan on the other hand had 5. Pioli’s men were dominant in the air, played a high line and destroyed Juventus’s defence with powerful strikes. Pirlo and Juventus had no answer to Milan’s attack.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Pirlo said: “Resign? No, I won’t step aside. I took this role with a great deal of enthusiasm amid certain difficulties. I am at the disposal of the club, there are still three games to go, so I will continue doing my work as long as I am allowed to”.

“I had a different project in my mind and thought I would have a different group at my disposal. I had been working on some concepts, but then I had to make changes in order to suit their characteristics and had to adapt.”

“It’s not that this team is resistant to change, but if you have some things in your mind and they become more difficult with certain players. If I cannot get the best out of these players, that is my fault and I certainly need to do better.”

“If something didn’t go right, I take responsibility. This squad is made up of great players, clearly something did not work.”

Juventus are in danger of missing out on the Champions League next season. With three matches of the season remaining, they are fifth in the league, three points behind both Atalanta and Milan, as well as one back of Napoli. It would be the first time in 10 years that Juventus might not be in the Champions League despite having a footballing legend in their team.

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