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Locatelli: ‘Juventus need to be more aggressive’

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Manuel Locatelli hopes Juventus might be ‘extra aggressive in future’ after the defeat to Inter, feeling they defended ‘too deep’ within the first half.

The Bianconeri had the chance to take prime spot within the Serie A standings, however as a substitute capitulated 1-0 at San Siro to a Federico Gatti personal objective.

It means Inter stretch their benefit to 4 factors, regardless of additionally having a sport in hand to be performed in opposition to Atalanta on February 28.

“It was a pity to lose this match, however now we have to take a look at persevering with the expansion course of, beginning with the following sport in opposition to Udinese,” Locatelli advised DAZN and Sky Sport Italia.

“Clearly, we’re upset to lose, however I’m satisfied we are able to preserve enhancing and should proceed like this. I think about this staff, there’s a lengthy strategy to go this season and we have to stick with it our path.”

Though the Gatti personal objective was the one distinction between the groups, Hakan Calhanoglu additionally hit the woodwork, whereas Wojciech Szczesny made two extraordinary saves on Nicolò Barella and Marko Arnautovic.

“Inter moved properly within the first half, however we make extra of an impression once we are aggressive, as we noticed after the break,” added Locatelli.

“I discovered the primary half was extra balanced, however we have been too deep, whereas once we stepped up the tempo it’s true that we left areas behind us, however you need to take these dangers. I believe we should be extra aggressive in future.

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“We additionally need to depend on that union and staff spirit that allowed us to get this far. It’s not over but, there’s a lengthy strategy to go this season and we should proceed to imagine.”

The defeat implies that Juventus are nonetheless in second place, however now solely 4 factors away from Milan in third.

Nonetheless, their Champions League qualification spot would appear to be safe, having a 14-point lead over Atalanta in fourth, even when La Dea have a sport in hand.