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Pirlo Slams His 'Egotistical' Players

Despite Juventus beating Ferencvarosi 4-1 in Cristiano Ronaldo's return to UEFA Champions League football on Wednesday night, manager Andrea Pirlo was unhappy with his players seemingly flaunting their egos.

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Spanish striker Alvaro Morata scored twice for the Bianconeri in the victory over their Hungarian opposition, while Paulo Dybala hit the back of the net before later forcing an own goal too. 

While he was happy to take the three points, Pirlo believed the match should have been killed off far earlier, suggesting that his team failed to do that because of their attitudes. 

"We’re satisfied with the result, but could've done much better in terms of the performance," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"We made a lot of mistakes down to complacency, so we need to improve.

"I talk to my players a lot, but they make the choices when they are on the pitch. They could've been less egotistical and killed off the game earlier.

"We are playing with two forwards plus two wide men. Once we get everyone in shape, we can evaluate who to use together.

"So far, not everyone has been at 100%, so it's been normal to rotate them and leave one out."

Juve have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their past four matches across all competitions. 

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