Juventus will ‘fight until the end’ against Inter Milan in Serie A title race, vows Antonio Pirlo… as legendary Italian admits poor recent form ‘made us nervous’ prior to Crotone win
- Juventus rose to third in Serie A table after a comfortable win against Crotone
- Andrea Pirlo later insisted that his side have not given up on winning the title
- Inter Milan are eight points ahead having played a game more than Juventus
- Pirlo put poor recent form down to nerves but is adamant his side have quality
Andrea Pirlo is refusing to give up on the Serie A title and has promised his Juventus side will ‘fight until the end’ against Inter and AC Milan.
Monday night’s 3-0 win against Crotone, in which Cristiano Ronaldo scored two headers, lifted Juventus to third.
They remain eight points adrift of leaders Inter but have one game in hand and still have to face Antonio Conte’s side before the 2020-21 season concludes.
‘All those behind Inter are antagonists, we are one of them and we will fight until the end,’ Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia after the Crotone win.
Juventus are battling a mounting injury list and poor recent form, which saw them lose 2-1 to Porto in the first-leg of their last-16 tie to Porto, has damaged confidence.
‘We started a bit nervous, maybe the last defeats had made us nervous,’ Pirlo said.
‘Then the goals helped us and gave us peace of mind.
‘The rest we managed well. The start was not the best, the important thing was to bring home the three points.’
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