De Ligt: ‘Juventus too sluggish, but we turned it around’

Matthijs de Ligt acknowledges Juventus ‘were too sluggish and lost the ball too easily’ against Cagliari, but rallied to get the 2-1 win.

The Sardinians had taken a surprise lead through Joao Pedro on the counter-attack when Razvan Marin robbed Paulo Dybala in midfield.

However, a De Ligt header on a corner and Dusan Vlahovic battling his way onto a Dybala through ball turned it around for a 2-1 Juve victory.

It was a badly-needed win after losing at home to Inter and effectively being ruled out of the Scudetto race.

“We started badly, immediately a goal down, perhaps we were too sluggish, lost the ball too easily, so it became a very difficult game, but in the end we managed to win,” De Ligt told Sky Sport Italia.

“I prefer to play straight away after a defeat. We now have one game per week, we have to train hard to win and today we deserved the victory.”

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