Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo on debutant Federico Chiesa's red card
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Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo on debutant Federico Chiesa's red card

Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo has shared his thoughts on Federico Chiesa following the red card on his debut.

Chiesa who signed with Juventus on transfer deadline day from fellow Serie A side Fiorentina was shown red because of his challenge on Luca Cigarini.

"Unfortunately, we went down to 10 men in the last two games because of our errors, but we are a young team that needs to work and there hasn't been much time for that with so many internationals," he told DAZN.

"Young players need to gain experience by playing in matches and it can happen that they make naive errors as part of the learning process.

"We built a team with quality, but it is still a work in progress and needs time. The lads will learn through mistakes, unfortunately, that also means taking a few risks in the early matches of the season.

"We made a few mistakes in the timing of the press, but as I said, these things happen when we're still getting the machine oiled.

"We only really spent half-an-hour on this tactical movement in training yesterday, so it will improve.

"Serie A is another sport compared to Serie B," he said. "We've conceded a few goals with naive errors, but I still believe we are on the right track.

"We could've made more of the extra man and been sharper in the final third, taking them on a one-on-one, but we still did well with 11 against 11 and 11 against 10.

"This is not the best Juve team, but we saw they still had remarkable talents to come off the bench and bring new elements to the side, so we can be proud of this result."

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