FilGoal | News | Pirlo conference: We did not anticipate what happened with Buffon … We are a role model, and we must act according to what is appropriate for us


Andrea Pirlo, the Juventus coach, was surprised that Gianluigi Buffon had stopped the goalkeeper, stressing his rejection of what happened to the team’s players after breaking the rules of social distancing.

Artur and Paulo Dybala attended a party hosted by Weston McKinney at his home, to stop the players from participating.

Juventus is preparing to face Turin in the “Turin Derby”, tomorrow, Saturday, in the 29th round of the Italian League.

“The goal is to win all the matches, and then we’ll see what happens,” Pirlo said during the meeting’s press conference.

“We want to win tomorrow, and then we will think about the next meeting,” he added.

“I play every single game at the moment. If I lose 10 games in a row, I will go to your house (to be dismissed), that is true of course.”

On the importance of the meeting as a “derby” match, he said: “It will be a moment of pride for us (if we win). They have a great desire for revenge and to prove that they are a great group.”

And about Gianluigi Buffon being suspended for uttering obscene words during the Parma match, he said: “We did not expect this to happen to Gigi, but we are waiting for the result of Vojcik Chesney (to play the match), but Carlo Bensolio is ready.”

Pirlo talked about Artur and Paulo Dybala, who broke the rules of social distancing and attended a party hosted by Weston McKinney, the midfielder, at his home.

“The players will not be called up for the match,” Pirlo said. “I made my decision and the club management took charge of the rest.”

He explained, “(Attending parties) happens all the time, but not in the circumstances that the world is going through.”

“It wasn’t the right time to do this, we are a role model, and we should behave like this,” he said.

Juventus are fourth with 55 points from 27 matches, 10 points behind leaders Inter after the same number of matches.


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