Saturday February 27 2021
Chiesa: 'Juve still believe in the Scudetto'

Federico Chiesa insists Juventus ‘still believe in the Scudetto’ after the 1-1 draw with Verona. ‘We ought to be winning these games.’

The Bianconeri are stuck on 46 points with a game in hand, so Inter and Milan could break away tomorrow, or even Roma leapfrog them into third place.

“It’s true we are missing important players, and others that aren’t at their best, but we are Juve and that must not be an alibi. Full stop. Now we have to focus on Tuesday’s game, because we still believe in the Scudetto,” Chiesa told DAZN.

“We have to give credit to Verona, as they pushed to the end and took home a draw. We are angry, because we should’ve held onto our lead, although they took control when the fatigue hit us in the last half-hour.

“Despite that, we are Juventus and we ought to be winning these games. It’s not experience, these are just tiny details we are missing. We will learn from this for the future.

“Nonetheless, I and everyone at Juventus still believe in the Scudetto and will keep fighting to the end.”

Chiesa was irritated when asked how they could improve their attacking output, especially as Cristiano Ronaldo has scored three of their last four Serie A goals.

“We scored three goals against Crotone and they could’ve been six. We had the chances, we had taken the lead, so we should’ve done better to hold on.

“I don’t understand this evaluation of the team.”

Chiesa effectively laid the goal on a silver platter for Ronaldo by rolling it across after drawing defenders to him.

“I was up against Federico Dimarco and waited because I thought that one of my teammates would follow up the move. I waited a moment to see if I needed to go it alone, but then I saw Cristiano and passed it.

“Wherever the coach asks me to play, I will play. I want to support the team with intensity and stamina, then the quality comes by itself. I am so grateful to Juventus for the opportunity I have been given.”