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Juventus coach Pirlo on Coppa triumph: I'd sign myself up for next season!

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo was proud to guide them to victory in the Coppa Italia final against Atalanta.

The 2-1 triumph arrived on his 42nd birthday, with Dejan Kulusevski and Federico Chiesa goals around the temporary Ruslan Malinovskyi equaliser.

“It was a wonderful game with two great teams who fought from start to finish. It was worthy of the Final and also for these wonderful fans, so we are happy we were able to give them a great night," Pirlo told RAI Sport.

“We wanted to win, to bring home this trophy, despite it not being a positive season. We came back together, got it into our heads that this was an important objective. We beat great teams in the semi-final and Final, so Juventus deserved this trophy."

When Chiesa scored the goal, Paulo Dybala was already standing on the touchline waiting to come on as his replacement.

“We were about to take him off when he scored, that's football for you. Not everyone has scored a decisive goal in a Cup Final, so it's great for him."

Of his own future, Pirlo declared: “Of course I would confirm myself in this role. I've loved football since I was a child and will continue to love it. The club will decide, but I love coaching, I love this club, and we'll see what is decided. I would like to continue."


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