Monday November 30 2020
Juventus players ‘confused’ by Pirlo

Il Corriere della Sera reports Juventus players are confused as Andrea Pirlo doesn’t speak about tactics with them: ‘It’s the same thing that happened with Maurizio Sarri.’

Juventus sit fourth in the Serie A table together with Napoli who are six points short of table leaders Milan.

According to Il Corriere della Sera, Juventus players believe Pirlo doesn’t discuss tactical issues with them as his assistant Igor Tudor is tasked with the job while Roberto Baronio gives instructions during matches.

The report adds Pirlo’s silences have an impact on the build-up of the team which is not always smooth. Players like Paulo Dybala and Dejan Kulusevski have not quite understood what the coach wants from them on a tactical level and the same is true of some midfielders, especially on the defensive phase.

Last but not least, Cristiano Ronaldo decided to rest against Benevento, according to the report, but the Old Lady's problems are evident also when CR7 plays. The team is often too stretched, whether the Portuguese plays or not.

The Old Lady have only won one of the four games they played without the former Real Madrid star this season.