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Wednesday April 8 2020
Vierchowod: 'Defenders can't defend!'

Italy legend Pietro Vierchowod has hit out at the state of defending in 2020. “The goals of today are an insult to football.”

Vierchowod is considered one of the all-time great defenders, with the likes of Marco van Basten, Diego Maradona and Gabriel Batistuta having stated publicly that they struggled against the 61-year-old.

When asked about his contemporaries, the former Milan, Juventus and Sampdoria stopper claimed they “can’t read play or movement of the ball.”

“I’m waiting for a team to coach because I would like to teach defending,” he told Libero.

“The goals of today are an insult to football. Defenders can’t read play or movement of the ball.”

Image credit sampdoria.it

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