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'No, I Won’t Step Aside,' Insists Andrea Pirlo Following Their 3-0 Loss to AC Milan

Arjun Singh Devgan
Andrea Pirlo has insisted that he will not resign as Juventus manager despite losing the league title to Inter Milan
Andrea Pirlo has insisted that he will not resign as Juventus manager despite losing the league title to Inter Milan / Soccrates Images/Getty Images
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Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo has reiterated that he will not resign from his post following the Bianconeri's 3-0 hammering at the hands of AC Milan in the Serie A on Sunday, revealing that, "he will not step outside".

Juventus were extremely poor on the night with Milan cruising past them courtesy of goals from Brahim Diaz, Ante Rebic and Fikayo Tomori. This loss comes just after a week after the Bianconeri relinquished their league crown to rivals, Inter Milan after winning it for nine consecutive seasons.

“Resign? No, I won’t step aside. I took this role with a great deal of enthusiasm amid certain difficulties. I am at the disposal of the club, there are still three games to go, so I will continue doing my work as long as I am allowed to," Pirlo said after the game.

“I had a different project in my mind and thought I would have a different group at my disposal. I had been working on some concepts, but then I had to make changes in order to suit their characteristics and had to adapt. It’s not that this team is resistant to change, but if you have some things in your mind and they become more difficult with certain players. If I cannot get the best out of these players, that is my fault and I certainly need to do better.

“If something didn’t go right, I take responsibility. This squad is made up of great players, clearly something did not work," he added.

The Italian giants are now in danger of missing out on qualifying for the Champions League next season, considering that they are currently placed fifth in the table, three points behind both Atalanta and Milan, as well as one back of Napoli.

With the club experiencing financial difficulties due to the strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, they cannot afford to miss out on the Champions League next season as it would cost them in terms of finances and the ability to hold on to their star players.

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