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Del Piero defends Vlahovic despite ‘great tension’

After a 1-1 draw in Turin, Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero believes Inter is ‘happier’ and defends Dusan Vlahovic amid ‘great tension.’

On Sunday, a 1-1 draw was secured by Juventus and Inter at the Allianz Stadium in Turin.

While Inter boasts the most prolific attack and the least beaten defense in the league, Juventus is keeping their title hopes alive by stringing together a series of positive results. They remain unbeaten in the last eight matches.

Del Piero said: “I think we couldn’t expect more. The first half was intense physically and in the end, Inter were happier than Juventus with the draw, but neither team had that desire to give something more. However, they proved to be solid and title contenders.”

Juventus and Inter have been the most consistent teams so far and have given the feeling they can go all the way

– Del Pierro on the title race

Inter possesses the most prolific attack in the league and the least-beaten defense. However, Juventus is sustaining their title hopes with a series of positive results, having remained unbeaten in the last eight matches.

Del Piero said: “Juventus are in the position they deserve.

“Juventus and Inter have been the most consistent teams so far and have given the feeling they can go all the way. Napoli and Milan have had some problems, but they can get back in the title race. Inter are aware of being a great team and, when they want, they play well.”

Federico Chiesa assisted Vlahovic, and the Serbian striker silenced his critics with his goal celebration. The 23-year-old had gone without scoring for more than two months.

Del Piero added: “Chiesa made the difference. How many strikers are able to do so?

“Vlahovic? I’d like to highlight that there is great tension when you play for a club like Juventus. He hadn’t scored for a while so we have to contextualise.”

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.
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