Friday February 26 2021
Di Pardo or Dragusin at right-back for Juve?

With Danilo and Juan Cuadrado out, Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo could start Radu Dragusin or Alessandro Di Pardo at right-back against Hellas Verona.

Pirlo has called up eight players from the youth team when the Bianconeri travel to Bentegodi for Saturday’s match against Ivan Juric’s men.

With Danilo suspended for the match and Cuadrado injured, Pirlo must find a solution for the right-back in Verona.

With an ongoing attacking crisis too, Pirlo has called up youngsters like Riccardo Capellini, Alessandro Di Pardo, Nicolò Fagioli, Douda Peeters, Hamza Rafia, Marley Ake and Alejandro Marques among the 23 players for Saturday’s match.

The reports in Italy highlight the issues at right-back, with one of the youngsters possibly starting the match, with Di Pardo arriving fresh from his first Serie A minutes collected against Crotone.

Dragusin, on the other hand, has played three games between the League and the Coppa Italia and seems set to sign a new multi-year deal with the Old Lady.

The 19-year-old could be a future centre-back for the Bianconeri but opting for Dragusin at right-back could happen tomorrow.

“Dragusin could be an option from the start,” Pirlo admitted at the pre-match press conference today.