Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has blamed Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates for his or her 2-1 loss to Porto within the first leg of the Champions League spherical of 16 on Wednesday.
Juventus “handed FC Porto the opening objective on a silver platter,” in accordance with the supervisor. He blamed it on lack of focus on the facet of the gamers.
Arguably their worst efficiency of the season thus far, Juve confirmed an absence of focus, conceding a objective within the opening minute of every half.
Rodrigo Bentancur performed an terrible back-pass which was intercepted by Mehdi Taremi to provide Porto a disappointing opener.
“While you concede a objective after one minute, a wierd one at that, it’s pure the gamers will lose confidence, particularly towards a facet that is aware of how one can clam up in defence,” Pirlo informed Sky Sport Italia.
“Porto acquired the sport instantly on the observe they wished. With such a packed fixture record, it’s regular you’ll be able to’t at all times keep absolute focus and the best tempo, however it shouldn’t have occurred within the Spherical of 16 of the Champions League.”
Federico Chiesa restored hope for the Italian champions by giving them a late away objective, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo had penalty appeals rejected in stoppages for the Zaidu problem.
Juventus will welcome Porto to Turin for the reverse fixture on March 9.