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HomeEPL (English Premier League)Giorgio Chiellini: It’s not right to compare Pirlo to Sarri

Giorgio Chiellini: It’s not right to compare Pirlo to Sarri

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Captain Giorgio Chiellini does not think it is appropriate to equate Andrea Pirlo with the former coach and has emphasized that the Juventus players ‘have done our best’ to succeed under Maurizio Sarri.

After this month’s elimination of the Old Lady from the Champions League Sarri lost his job and Juve has assigned an inexperienced Pirlo as the new Allianz Stadium head coach since.

However, the Bianconeri lifted their ninth consecutive Scudetto and Chiellini stated he had ‘much admiration’ for Sarri, who is ‘a real person.’

“Everyone hoped to have a different type of championship and growth but I’m sure and convinced we did our best,” Chiellini said at a press conference says Football Italia.

“Sarri is a real person, all sorts of things have come out in recent weeks but on my part, there’s great respect for him.”

“And I will not add anything else, also because at this moment he can’t speak. I can only say that I have a lot of respect for him.”

A former teammate of Chiellini, Pirlo has returned to coach Juventus and therefore the defender said that their relationship has changed for the moment.

“For us, he’s the coach. If until a few weeks ago, Andrea was Andrea, that’s different. Now, he’s the coach. It’s right to have hierarchies.”

“Because of the different paths and age, it’s not right to compare him to Sarri. If I were to become a Juventus coach tomorrow, I wouldn’t know all the basics.”

“But I’ll know all the people I have around me and so does Pirlo. The situations can’t be compared.”