Tuesday April 20 2021
Pirlo: ‘Agnelli spoke to Juventus about Super League

Andrea Pirlo says Andrea Agnelli spoke to Juventus players about the Super League, but insist their target is to qualify for the Champions League.

Juventus are among the Super League founding members, and Andrea Agnelli has been named its vice president.

“We are focused,the present for us is the qualification for the Champions League. The President spoke to the team about this project today. We know he is the first row for this thing [the Super League], but I am not the most suitable person to talk about it. There is the President in the first row who is organising it,” Pirlo said at a press conference.

“This morning, Agnelli explained to us what the project is about, but he didn’t go into details. He told us that the most important thing is to focus on the present.

"Agnelli has always been very close to the team, I speak to him after every game, the club's offices are just around the corner here, he's always been close to us.

“The players must remain calm, it’s just a project, and football goes ahead," Pirlo added.

Juventus host Parma at the Allianz Stadium tomorrow. The Old Lady lost 1-0 against Atlanta last week and are two points about fifth-placed Napoli in the Serie A table.

“The team is feeling quite well. We are recovering from Sunday’s game. I am planning a few changes, but I am not going to rotate the team much.

“We are only focused on the game against Parma,” insisted Pirlo.

“We know we are not going through a great moment, but we must have the best possible approach.

“Ronaldo and Buffon will play, and I think Dybala too. He must play to recover his best condition, the Atalanta game was really tough, but I believe he put down a good performance.

“Chiesa has had a muscle problem, and we are going to assess him in the coming days. He’s been an important player for us this season, but it’s not the first time we are missing an important player, so we are going to replace him.”