Recap of Pirlo's press conference: "We should have done more against Porto"

It's an important challenge to continue the fight for the Scudetto. It will be difficult, Crotone are not going through a good period but they play good football and despite the results, they've maintained their philosophy. They're showing some interesting things.


Buffon will start from the beginning. Dybala still has knee pain and is not available yet. We have to wait a few more days. Ramsey is available and we will assess whether to play him from the 1' and where.


Bentancur is doing better. He had a little problem during the week but he's recoverable for tomorrow. He's disappointed with what happened but it's part of the game. You have to move on, take responsibility. We still had 90 minutes to play.


Sometimes it happens you shoot, sometimes it happens you pass. It depends on the characteristics of the players. Midfielders, due to their characteristics, often try to make the last pass instead of trying to shoot.

The injury of Arthur is felt because he has different characteristics than the others. Tomorrow, depending on the game, we will look for the best solution to do well.


We always talk to the president, he was with us in Porto. He didn't intervene during the week because there was no need. We knew we had done wrong, there was no reason to intervene. We weren't Juventus that day.


We didn't play a bad game in Napoli. We conceded a goal without giving chances away. We should have done more against Porto.


I already raised my voice at the end of the first half because we weren't managing the game well and we didn't get going again after the mistake. When we returned to the pitch we had a 10-second blackout which cost us the goal.


Kulusevski is doing better. He had a bit of a fever but this morning he was better, he's sorry for the other night, he couldn't find his position on the pitch and have the right energy. He's still having a good season.


Arthur has to be evaluated day by day. There is no real time frame. As long as he has pain he can't play.


McKennie has hip pain but he's a rock and trying to grit his teeth because we don't have many options.

I'm not worried, we was coming from 11 wins in 13 games. Sooner or later a stop was normal. Unfortunately, it happened at a decisive moment. If you play 15 games in 40 days it's normal.


We knew it would be a difficult season, but we are here and we have to fight for our goals.


Free kick goals come in handy, they can win games against teams that defend. Ronaldo is trying to improve and is kicking much better. He is sure that in the short term he will score on free kicks.


Now I'm going to watch the Derby. It's an important game for them, for us who are in the running. Hopefully, it will be a good game, if it ends in a draw even better.

Morata is doing better. We hope to have him available tomorrow for a part of the game.


Dragusin and Fagioli are alternatives and can be useful. If they are needed, they can play either from the start or as a sub.


I don't know if Inter is in a better position to win the Scudetto. Surely not playing in the Cups and having only one game a week helps.




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