Coppa Italia Frecciarossa

ANDREA PIRLO'S REACTION TO FIRST-LEG COPPA VICTORY

Cristiano Ronaldo's 10-minute brace cancelled out Lautaro Martinez's opener and helped Juve beat Inter 2-1 in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final at the Stadio Meazza.

Here's what Andrea Pirlo had to say to the media after the final whistle.

“We weren't ourselves when we played Inter in the league but we learnt from it. We all pulled together after that and our Super Cup win made us realise we can compete on all fronts. However, we haven't done anything yet – we've only won the first round.

“We prepared for this game well and when we maintain our focus and play with the right attitude, we're a tough proposition for anyone, though it's not easy to play like this all the time with so many games back to back. In any case, we have a strong squad and I have no problem rotating.

“We dropped off a little after the break and Inter deserve some of the credit for that but it's normal over the 90 minutes.

“Ronaldo had an excellent game and showed just how good he is.”

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