Thursday March 25 2021
Rabiot: 'I always try to give my best'

Adrien Rabiot said coach Andrea Pirlo sees that he tries ‘to do my best every time’, but admitted Juventus are going through a ‘complicated’ period.

The French midfielder is the only player from Serie A in Didier Deschamps squad for the World Cup qualifiers this month but France started the campaign with a 1-1 draw against Ukraine.

“We expected this type of game from Ukraine,” Rabio told the reporters, according to TMW. “It’s never easy to face a five-man defence, but we must know how to adapt to our opponents.

“If we didn’t win, it’s because we didn’t give everything. More pace would have been needed yesterday, but there’s nothing to be angry or scared about.

“We would have liked to have started the qualifiers for the World Cup better, but we will be able to redeem ourselves in a few days against Kazakhstan.”

Rabiot said it’s ‘easy’ to play next to Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.

“He works a lot and never stops. It’s easy to be next to him on the pitch,” Rabiot continued. “Personally, I feel good in the middle.

“I know I can also move to the left, but it depends on our opponents and the type of game.”

Rabiot then spoke of the Bianconeri’s season, as the Old Lady are 10 points behind Inter in Serie A and were eliminated from the Champions League in the last 16.

“It’s going quite well here, while at Juve everything is more complicated from a collective point of view,” Rabiot said.

“I always try to give my best and play a lot, but it’s difficult to always get good results when you play every three days.

“However, the coach sees that I try to do my best every time, he likes it.”