Sunday November 25 2012
Buffon: 'Juve deserved to lose'

Gigi Buffon looked at the overall performance and felt Juventus “deserved to lose this time” at San Siro.

The 1-0 defeat to Milan was secured with a controversial Robinho penalty, which the goalkeeper got a hand to.

“I saved it so well that it went in,” shrugged the Bianconeri captain. “In my view it wasn’t a penalty, but incidents like that can happen.

“The fact remains that we had time to get the game back on track and didn’t do it. We had an hour to muster some kind of response.”

It was Juve’s first Serie A away defeat in 18 months, since the 1-0 in Parma on May 15 2011.

“So much has happened in the last year and a half. If we want to find an excuse for this defeat, then we can, but the truth is that we deserved to lose this time.

“Being self-critical is the best way to educate people. You can never know what the real reasons are behind a defeat, but something was missing tonight in many aspects and it was visible.

“In the locker room we will now have to evaluate and analyse what went wrong.”

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