Andrea Pirlo is quite happy to see Juventus step into the Coppa Italia match after beating Inter.
Juventus and Inter lost aimlessly in the second semi-final match in Turin, early this morning, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s two goals in a 2-1 win at the San Siro last week proved crucial.
Pirlo are trying to apply a wide pass style at Juve this season with uncertain results, but the Bianconeri. led by Gianluigi Buffon early this morning, evokes memories of their many years of success under the guidance of Massimiliano Allegri and Antonio Conte.
“This is a very good achievement,” the Juve manager told Rai Sports about the comparison.
“If I have to win what he once raised, then you can also call me ‘Allegriano’.
“We played very well, they almost never threatened our goal.”
Pirlo also praised Samir Handanovic as the best player on the field when the Inter goalkeeper saved several dangerous attempts in the second half including thwarting Ronaldo.
Another slot to the final will be the clash between Atalanta and Napoli, which Juve defeated in the Supercoppa Italiana trophy as the first title under Pirlo.
“It is in my plans to win the Supercoppa and advance to the Coppa finals, but there are still tasks to be completed,” he added.
“As a coach, it’s completely different. We are happy with the achievements so far but we have not won any titles.”
Juve qualified for the sixth Coppa Italia final in the last seven seasons, only to be stranded early in the 2018-19 season.
In fact, they have not lost in 11 of the 12 games since the beginning of the year by winning 10 of them.