Juventus were defeated by Inter less than two weeks ago, but Andrea Pirlo said he had moved on.
Andrea Pirlo insisted Juventus had ignored their recent loss to Inter ahead of the Coppa Italia semi-final between the Serie A giants. They will meet Inter in a two-legged semi-final, having lost to the Nerazzurri less than a fortnight ago in Serie A.
But Pirlo said Juve, who had reached the Coppa semi-finals for the eighth time in 10 seasons, had moved on from that encounter.
“We forgot the game in Milan [against Inter] because it was in the league,” the Juve head coach told a news conference.
“We will play the semi-final of Coppa Italia next week, so we will face them eager to qualify for the final. These two games are different.
We’ve got to cancel last Sunday’s game, but we have to plan well for the semi-finals.
Our goal was to get through and we did it against a really strong team. With great care, we approached it, and we succeeded thanks to the correct approach. Significant matches await us, but we’re just going to concentrate on the next match, Marassi vs. Sampdoria. Youths on the field? Juventus is the only club that has produced a second team, and I believe it was a smart decision to do the same for other clubs. Huh? Fagioli? He’s an interesting fellow. He’s got the game technique and vision, let’s not give him too many duties, but he played a great match tonight.”