Pirlo on Juventus’ Champions League elimination: “Our season didn’t end on Wednesday.”

In his press conference ahead of his Juventus side’s trip to Cagliari tomorrow, Andrea Pirlo discussed the Bianconeri’s midweek Champions League elimination to Porto and his focus on the rest of the league season. His words transcribed by Sky Sport, the manager also addressed rumours regarding a potential exit for Cristiano Ronaldo.

“The team is recovering, because it was a big blow. The road to Cagliari is in the guys’ heads now, it’ll be an important game after Champions League elimination – we’ll need pride and team spirit to put in a great performance.”

“In my playing career I lived through many moments like these, I won a lot and lost a lot. We still have thirteen league games ahead of us, our season didn’t end on Wednesday. We want to show that we are Juventus and that we want to fight for the title until the final day. From moments of great sadness, you need to take away the positives.”

“It’s normal that [Ronaldo] would be upset after what’s happened, just like the rest of the team. He trained well and I think he’s recovered enough to be able to play. It’s normal that there would be rumours after an elimination, he’s one of the most important people in the world and always makes the news.”

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