Monday May 13 2019
Pirlo: Juve need 'an Isco'

Andrea Pirlo believes Mauricio Pochettino has ‘a Juventus identity’ and that the Bianconeri ‘need an Isco’ to win the Champions League.

Pochettino is one of the names reportedly being considered by Juve for next season after establishing Tottenham Hotspur as a top-four side in the Premier League and guiding them to their first-ever Champions League Final.

“He has a Juve identity, he’s a modern Coach who’s been in England for a long time,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“Modern doesn’t refer to only style of play, but everything. He comes from Spanish football, he’s a collection of things.”

The former Italy midfielder was then asked about the Old Lady’s perceived failings in midfield.

“They need an Isco, in my opinion,” he continued.

“They’re on another level on Italy, but they have to win the Champions League. Allegri’s had a team in mind for several months.

“Midfield is where they need to improve. Maybe he felt he didn’t have enough quality in the middle of the park.

“Having bought Ronaldo, he didn’t know how to get him the ball to him. Midfielders are needed to go all the way in the Champions League.”

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