The defender says Saturday’s trip to Tuscany could be a point of no return after yesterday’s debacle.
“Unfortunately, fatigue took its toll on us and it showed in the second half,” Chiellini explained toSky Sport Italia.
“We deserved to get at least one goal in the first period, but after the break they outclassed us physically.”
Injuries have plagued the Turin giants throughout the season, and the Italian international added: “We have no replacements at the moment, especially in midfield. And this affects us.”
Juve pay visit to bitter rivals Fiorentina next Saturday and the Italian international warns it’s imperative that they get maximum points at the Franchi.
“We are fifth and must get back into the top four,” he noted.
“It will be a decisive clash with Fiorentina, who will also have to focus on the Champions League tie withBayern Munich.
“We have to go to Florence and play to put this match against Palermo behind us.”