Antonio Conte is speculated by the Gazzetta dello Sport today as open to changing formation with Juventus in the Champions League next season.
The Bianconeri, who were eliminated in this season’s competition at the quarter-final stage by eventual winners Bayern Munich, are reportedly under consideration by their Coach for a new strategy next year.
In the Champions League for 2013-14, the Gazzetta dello Sport report that Conte is considering abandoning the 3-5-2 formation in favour of implementing a 4-2-3-1 shape.
Conte’s idea is to maintain the former line-up for predominantly domestic fixtures, but to introduce the latter for European games.
However, it is seen as dependent on the club’s work in the transfer window, whilst it may also present a problem for Andrea Pirlo, who is seen as unlikely to fit into the 4-2-3-1.