Andrea Pirlo gave his verdicts on Juventus and Milan, calling Max Allegri “one of the best Coaches in circulation” who can beat Ajax even without Cristiano Ronaldo.
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“Lucas Biglia and Tiemoue Bakayoko are two very different players, but at this moment Milan need a more muscular figure like Bakayoko,” Pirlo told Radio Deejay.
“When Gennaro Gattuso speaks, he is always very sincere and is focused only on doing his job in the best possible way. As for Allegri, he has proved what he can do and seems to get better every year: now he is one of the best Coaches in circulation.”
Allegri is still aiming for the Champions League with Juventus, but Cristiano Ronaldo is an injury doubt for the quarter-final with Ajax.
“Without him, they’d lose a bit of confidence, because CR7 is always decisive in the big games. Having said that, of course this Juve can still beat Ajax even without Cristiano Ronaldo.”