Thursday February 13 2020
Cuadrado: 'Criticism excessive'

Juan Cuadrado is in a more advanced attacking role as part of the trident for Juventus against Milan in the Coppa Italia semi-final. “I think criticism has been excessive.”

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“It’s a very important game for us and we have to face with that hunger and determination to get a good result, so we can then win qualification on home turf,” the Colombian told Rai Sport.

Cuadrado has been moved from right-back to his more traditional role as part of the trident attack with Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo at San Siro this evening.

The shifts were made after Juve fell 2-1 to Hellas Verona, prompting criticism of Maurizio Sarri’s tactics.

“Criticism is fine, we need to identify what’s going wrong, where we can improve and find the strength of a big club so we can try to win every game,” continued Cuadrado.

“I think the criticism has been excessive, as we are still there at the top of the table, in the Champions League Round of 16 and the Coppa Italia semi-final. We had setbacks when they needed to happen, but we’re going strong.”

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