Sunday November 1 2020
Pirlo: 'Improved Juventus'

Andrea Pirlo insists Juventus 'played a good game' against Spezia and reveals how the team can still improve.

"We played a good game, we should close it in the first half, we created a lot. If you don’t do it you risk against any opponent," the Old Lady's boss told Sky Sport after the game.

"We wanted to win it and Ronaldo helped us."

The Portuguese star returned to action after testing positive for Covid for over 20 days on Friday he tested negative and today he returned to the pitch entering from the bench in the second half.

"We changed our system little bit, we knew Arthur would have been more free to play a little behind. Ronaldo is improving and we were waiting for him.

"Both him and [Paulo] Dybala are improving, let’s see how everyone feels in the coming days.

"We always play with four defenders in the defensive phase. I had these players available, when everyone will be back we’ll see how we can play but the setting will be the same.

"We are improving, some players are coming back from injuries and we’ll have time to work on our ideas.

"Slowly, we’ll see in games those situations that we are preparing during trainings. We need to pick up the players between the lines, once we do it, we only need to think about attacking their area.

"I’m trying to simplify the defensive phase with two tight lines, we need to be more aggressive once we lose the ball, it’s less tiring to run five meters ahead rather than track back for 70 meters."