Wednesday November 11 2015
‘Juve defenders an example’

Juventus’ contingent of Italy defenders are ‘points of reference for young players’, says Sampdoria’s Lorenzo De Silvestri.

The full-back praised Giorgio Chiellini, Gigi Buffon and Andrea Barzagli during today’s Press conference, as well as the snubbed Andrea Pirlo.

Italy face Belgium in Brussels for an international friendly on Friday.

“I'd like to 'steal' the desire, concentration and commitment that the Juventus defenders put into every match,” said De Silvestri at today’s Press conference.

“It’s not easy to prove every three days that you are 100 per cent on the ball.

“Pirlo is an example to follow, like Buffon, Chiellini and Barzagli. They are points of reference for us young people, they always have a positive word for everyone and are always the first to work.

“So, for a young person, it’s even easier to do well by watching them.”

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