JUVENTUS boss Andrea Pirlo blasted his squad of stars for already ‘having their minds on holidays’ as they have been thumped 3-0 by Fiorentina earlier than Christmas.
The shock dwelling defeat on Tuesday night time noticed the Serie A champs end 2020 on a bitter word down in sixth place, leaving Cristiano Ronaldo miffed.
Andrea Pirlo slammed his Juventus aspect for clocking off earlyCredit score: EPA
Cristiano Ronaldo was left shocked and disenchanted by the showCredit score: Alamy Stay Information
The Outdated Woman are ten factors behind league leaders AC Milan and conceded after simply THREE minutes as Dushan Vlahovic chipped in.
Chelsea flop Juan Cuadrado was despatched off for a late lunge after 18 minutes as a VAR examine noticed his reserving upgraded to a straight crimson.
Pirlo was raging after his ten males stumbled to a 3-0 defeat with Alex Sandro’s late personal aim and Martin Caceres’ strike towards his previous aspect rubbing salt within the wounds.
He advised Sky Sport Italia: “What occurred with the crimson card can’t be used as an alibi.
“The pictures for the sending off appear clear to me.
“There might have been some selections in our favour, however that is not one thing I need to touch upon – you’ll be able to see for your self
“The end result was not right down to Fiorentina’s angle however the lack of ours.
“When that is the case you face dangerous conditions like this. In video games earlier than Christmas it might occur then you could have your thoughts on the vacations. We have been unfocused and couldn’t recuperate.”
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Ronaldo suffered his first defeat of the season after lacking the Barcelona loss because of his constructive Covid exams and referred to as for higher within the New Yr on Instagram.
He wrote: “We all know that now we have to provide extra of ourselves, so as to play higher and to win in a extra constant manner. We’re Juventus! And we merely can’t settle for something lower than excellence on the pitch!”
Not solely was the defeat Ronaldo’s first of the season, it equalled his heaviest loss since becoming a member of Juventus in 2018 – matching a 3-0 Coppa Italia scoreline towards Atalanta in January 2015.
It was additionally an evening to overlook for £400,000-a-week ex-Arsenal man Aaron Ramsey.
He was the player sacrificed by boss Andrea Pirlo after just 19 minutes when Cuadrado’s problem pressured a reshuffle with Danilo approaching to play wing-back.
The fuming Welshman booted a water bottle earlier than taking his seat again among the many subs for the rest of the league sport.