Former Juventus defender Alessandro Birindelli has said that the changes made by Juventus in the Coppa Italia final hindered the team and Inter took advantage of it, according to a report in the Italian media.
Speaking during an interview with TuttoJuve, Alessandro Birindelli suggested that Juventus were able to see the game out when they were 2-1 up by the changes made by Max Allegri hindered the team and Inter managed to take advantage of that.
“It was the epilogue of a not happy season, almost everyone had clung on to the Coppa Italia as a lifeline. Unfortunately it went badly. The match itself was balanced, with chances on both sides, with a few so-and-so refereeing episodes.
“Juve seemed able to manage the result in the right way, then there were some changes that hindered the team. Inter, being the great team that they are, took advantage of it.”
Inter went 1-0 up very early on Wednesday night against Juventus thanks to a long range effort from Nicolo Barella.
The Bianconeri then fought back at the start of the second half to score twice through Alex Sandro and Dusan Vlahovic. Juventus seemed set for glory until 10 minutes from time when Hakan Calhanoglu scored a penalty.
Inter then won the game in extra time with a penalty and a long-range goal from Ivan Perisic.