New Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo is eager to show again time.
Pirlo needs his gamers to have the identical spirit and want because the Juventus workforce he performed in beneath Antonio Conte.
“I’ll work on the pitch however as a lot on human relations and the psychological side,” Pirlo mentioned in his first information convention as Juventus coach on Tuesday.
“Perhaps we will attain the identical want and understanding that Conte’s Juve had. The spirit must be that, we had created a bunch filled with values, I wish to carry again that DNA of labor and sacrifice.”
Pirlo received 4 Serie A titles as a participant with Juventus, three of them beneath Conte.
Nicknamed “the maestro” for his passing abilities, Pirlo additionally received two Serie A titles and two Champions League trophies with AC Milan. He additionally helped Italy win the 2006 World Cup.
The 41-year-old Pirlo was handed his first teaching job final month when he was put accountable for Juventus’ under-23 workforce, which performs in Serie C. However he had not led a sport earlier than he was promoted to switch the fired Maurizio Sarri.
“I haven’t had time to consider going from the under-23s to the primary workforce, it was all very fast,” Pirlo mentioned. “I threw myself in headfirst, but when I made this selection it’s as a result of I’m satisfied I’m in the best place on the proper time.
“If I used to be predestined to be on this bench will rely on the outcomes. However I’m very satisfied of my capabilities.”
Sarri was fired regardless of profitable the Italian title after his first season in cost ended with the workforce’s Champions League defeat to Lyon within the spherical of 16.
Pirlo, who was given a two-year contract, says he had already spoken to all his gamers, together with Cristiano Ronaldo, earlier than taking cost of his first coaching session on Monday.
“I wish to carry again the keenness, which has been missing currently,” Pirlo added. “I need a constructive model of soccer and domination of the play.
“I mentioned two issues to the lads yesterday: ‘You need to all the time have the ball’ and ‘Once you lose it, you should get it again shortly.’ These are two vital ideas on a psychological degree to get into the heads of the gamers.”
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