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Juventus coach Pirlo: We haven't faced smaller teams with right attitude

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo admits attitude has been a problem this season after victory over Napoli.

Pirlo says Juve have failed to show the right approach against smaller teams this term.

“When you have this spirit, when you sacrifice yourself to cover for your teammate who is out of position, this is the result and it's perhaps what we were missing in other games," Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia.

“We had practiced this approach with two wide wingers, creating space for Chiesa and Cuadrado. I am just sorry we didn't make more of the counter-attacks, because we should've scored more goals.

“I tried to drill this style of football into the team from the start of the season, but we played every three days until recently, the players kept changing and we didn't really have time to work on it.

“We were often not quite fired up enough against the teams lower down the table and unconsciously were distracted, trying to resolve those games with individual moves rather than as a team.

“We learned that we cannot afford to do that, we need to give our all in every match, as every Serie A fixture is tough against well-organised teams."

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