Pirlo disappointed by Sampdoria’s loss in Palermo: “In play-offs, you face stronger opponents”

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“We did not approach it in the right way, especially in the first half. We let ourselves be influenced by their pressure and the enthusiasm of the crowd.” These are the words of Andrea Pirlo at the end of the defeat suffered by his Sampdoria in Palermo.

“Did we lack character? When you have a young team and you play in a hot environment like this – says the coach of the blucerchiati – it can happen. For this type of matches you need something more and we are not yet ready. We have achieved the goal, then of course in the play-offs you may face opponents more prepared to make the leap to the next level. The future? Disappointment comes first of all, seeing the players cry is heartbreaking after all they have done. Plus we have given disappointment to a whole people who expected us in Genoa, we hoped to return home as winners. I have a contract and I have no problem starting again from Serie B. There will be a lot to change, many players are on loan, we need to start from scratch and with the market blocked it will be difficult.”

translated into English.

La delusione di Pirlo dopo la sconfitta della Sampdoria a Palermo: «Ai play-off capita di trovare avversari più preparati»

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