Andrea Pirlo said he had moved on after Juventus were beaten by Inter less than two weeks ago.
Andrea Pirlo insisted that Juventus had overlooked their recent defeat to Inter ahead of the Coppa Italia semi-final between the Serie A giants.
Having fallen to the Nerazzurri less than a fortnight ago in Serie A, they will face Inter in a two-legged semi-final.
But Pirlo said that Juve, who for the eighth time in 10 seasons had reached the Coppa semi-finals, had moved on from that encounter.
“We forgot the game in Milan [against Inter] because it was in the league,” the Juve head coach told a news conference.
“Next week we are going to play Coppa Italia semi-final so we will face them keen to qualify to the final. These two games are completely different.”
“We have to cancel the game played last Sunday, but we have to prepare well for the semi-final.”
“Our goal was to go through and we did it against a team that is doing very well. We approached it with great attention, and we succeeded thanks to the right approach. Important matches await us, but we will only focus on the next match, that of Marassi against Sampdoria. The youngsters on the field? Juventus is the only club to have created a second team and I think it was a good choice, it would be important for other clubs to do the same. Fagioli? He is an interesting guy. He has technique and vision of the game, let’s not give him too many responsibilities, but tonight he played a great match.”