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Pirlo not completely satisfied with Juventus’ win against Parma

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The Serie A champions were able to turn the tie around after going behind midway through the first half at the Allianz Stadium.

Andrea Pirlo admits Juventus “made life difficult” for themselves during Wednesday night’s Serie A outing against Parma.

Juventus went behind 25 minutes into the game, with Gaston Brugman scoring a wonderful free-kick after Weston McKennie had brought down Gervinho just outside the box.

The hosts, however, were able to pull a 3-1 comeback win, with Alex Sandro’s scoring the very first brace of his career and Matthijs de Ligt getting his first goal of the season.

Three points helped the Bianconeri move to the third place in the Serie A standings, although they could drop back to fourth if Atalanta win their game in hand.

“We made life difficult for ourselves with the opening goal, then ran a few other risks on set plays, and it’s a pity because we’d done well defending from dead ball situations this season,” Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia.

“We did well to turn it around and the win was important for our confidence, as we played well and needed to take home the three points.

“We have instinctive players, but must also give them directions on the positions to hold. They did it better in the second half than the first, especially with the body positioning to receive the ball. We were too distant in the first half and that slowed down the passing movement.

“Maybe we don’t maintain the same concentration and pace from match to match. Sometimes we are a little slow, we hold onto the ball, allow the opposition to occupy the space and it all grinds to a halt.”