Andrea Pirlo, new Juventus head coach wishes to ‘put back the excitement’ at Allianz Stadium, he has selected Igor Tudor’s ‘perfect’ assistant and wants to keep Paulo Dybala.
According to Football Italia, Pirlo, who replaced Maurizio Sarri at the Old Lady, said that when he was introduced today at a press conference, he was reassured that he was “in the right place at the right time.
“I want to bring back the enthusiasm, propose a proactive football with a great mastery of the game,” Pirlo said at a press conference. “I told the lads two things: you always have to keep the ball and when you lose it, you must get it back quickly.
“I’m convinced that I’m in the right place at the right time. Tactically we could play with four or three at the back, I have no set formations.
“Enthusiasm must be brought day by day. We need to talk to the players, make them participate in training, and make the players understand what we want. Juve always has one goal: to win.
“I immediately felt at ease, I met many people with whom I had worked.”
Pirlo quashed speculation about Paulo Dybala’s transfer.
Juventus exchanged Miralem Pjanic for Arthur Melo, and Pirlo claims that the Brazilian midfielder can be ‘very useful’ at the Allianz Stadium.
“Quality players can play together in any team, the important thing is that everyone is ready to sacrifice and willing to work for others.
“Arthur is a quality player who can fill multiple roles and will be very useful throughout the season.
“Dybala is an important player, he will be part of the project.”
Igor Tudor came back to Juventus and will be working for Pirlo, who said he had selected the ‘perfect’ assistant.
“Tudor was my choice. I needed an assistant with experience and who had been a former footballer and former defender, and above all with a certain type of personality.
“Plus, he was a former Juve player, so the perfect person.”