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Andrea Pirlo Vows to Bring Serie A Title Back to Juventus Next Season After Inter are Crowned Champions

Andrea Pirlo's Juventus surrendered their Serie A crown to Antonio Conte's Inter
Andrea Pirlo's Juventus surrendered their Serie A crown to Antonio Conte's Inter / Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

Andrea Pirlo has vowed that Juventus will be back in the race for the Serie A title next season as Inter clinched domestic honours for the first time since 2010.

Antonio Conten's side officially broke his side's nine-year Scudetto streak when Atalanta stumbled to a draw with Sassuolo on Sunday. With four games to do and an irretrievable lead at the top table, Inter were crowned Serie A champions, while Juventus need to fight to Champions League qualification as they sit just two points clear of fifth-place Napoli.

The club legend admitted that the current season has been tough, but added that "another cycle will open to compete for the Scudetto".

"We give our regards to Inter and to the coach, they deserve this success," Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia before adding, "We need to change, one cycle has closed but another one will open to compete for the Scudetto. We laboured for this win and we're proud, it was important after this afternoon's results."

The Juventus legend continued, "Things were tricky when we allowed the goal, but we desperately wanted to bring home the result at the end. There was a mental fatigue. Something changes when you are used to always playing for the Scudetto. For the last several weeks the objective has changed: it's a struggle but we must achieve the Champions League."

Pirlo concluded, "The team was strong and together, it had a will to fight for its objectives. Often the mentality and attitude were missing, but the team was united to make the Champions League. The hug at the end is the most important thing, this needs to be a starting point. We need to continue with this spirit, wins like this give you adrenaline to continue to fight."