Inter Left Frustrated After Juventus Coach Andrea Pirlo Suggests COVID-19 Outbreak Was Lucky, Italian Media Claim

Inter Left Frustrated After Juventus Coach Andrea Pirlo Suggests COVID-19 Outbreak Was Lucky, Italian Media Claim
March 21, 2021 12:40
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Inter are unimpressed with Andrea Pirlo after the Juventus coach seemed to suggest that the Nerazzurri’s COVID-19 outbreak had been fortunate to their plans.

Antonio Conte’s side have been forced into self-isolation and saw yesterday’s Serie A match against Sassuolo postponed, whilst all international players have been ordered to remain in Milan rather than join up with squads, after four players tested positive.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Corriere dello Sport, Inter are frustrated by comments made by Pirlo in his press conference ahead of Juventus’ match against Benevento, in which he suggested it was fortunate as the Nerazzurri would have more time to train with the team.

However, Inter are unhappy with this view and believe that any COVID-19 case cannot be seen as a good thing and that the only luck would be that the outbreak appears to have been limited to just four players so far.

Likewise, the Nerazzurri would rather have played the match against Sassuolo than allow it to be postponed and added to an already crowded fixture list in April, with Inter feeling that they could have carried out the match without their infected quartet yesterday.

Indeed, Inter and coach Antonio Conte believe that Pirlo’s words were simply mind-games and an effort to stoke up pressure amongst the league leaders ahead of the final run in to determine the outcome of the Serie A title.

By Apollo Heyes

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