Juve got the better of Crotone thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo brace and a fine goal by Weston McKennie to pick up three crucial points towards the top of the table. Here’s what Mister Pirlo had to say after the contest.
“We made a nervous start, possibly because of recent matches, but our two goals calmed us down and we were then able to manage the game well. It certainly wasn’t our best start: our passing was sloppy, partly due to rushing and partly due to our desire to score an early goal. In any case, it was important to get the three points this evening. We must try to improve our movement. [Alvaro] Morata isn’t at his best and needs time. With Ronaldo up front, we need to develop our play out wide to pick him out in the box. As for [Dejan] Kulusevski, playing for Juve is different from playing for Parma because you face teams that really shut up shop. He’s now playing in a new position, but he’s adapting and has room for improvement. We’re one of Inter’s rivals and we’ll try to fight until the end.”
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