As club football resumes this weekend after the international break, Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo reveals he finally finds an ideal striking partner for Cristiano Ronaldo during a pre-match conference ahead of Juve’s Serie A match against Cagliari.
It has been an experimental period for Andrea Pirlo since the start of the season with different variations as he searches for an ideal striking partner for Cristiano Ronaldo. Fortunately for the Juventus new boss, he has several great players who can be considered top class, but only a few of them can shine next to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Difficulty Playing Paulo Dybala Alongside Ronaldo In Attack
Over the years, Paulo Dybala has struggled to find his place next to Cristiano Ronaldo, as he can play better in the playmaker position. But since Pirlo’s arrival, he has tested several formations and variations that suited Ronaldo better. Now it has seemed that after months of testing, the manager has finally found his ideal striking partner for Cristiano Ronaldo with a player who just arrived at the club during the last transfer window.
Alvaro Morata, who just arrived from Atletico Madrid in the last window, hit the ground running immediately after he arrived. Basically, it was due to his prolific past with the Bianconeri and his good relationship with Cristiano.
Pirlo Finds An Ideal Striking Partner For Cristiano Ronaldo And Won’t Experiment Any Longer
With Alvaro Morata on the Old Lady’s attack, it can finally take some pressure off the Portuguese forward, as he will no longer be fully responsible for scoring all the goals. Furthermore, the new attacking set-up can give Paulo Dybala more time to hit his best form as a playmaker behind the two star forwards.
Thus, once the three players hit their peak this season, Juventus would be potentially unstoppable. And the manager knows the potential at his disposal!
“I hope the experiments are over,” Andrea Pirlo told Juventus TV. “I have had the opportunity to work with players who are super willing to talk and make some technical, tactical changes, so I’m satisfied with this.”
“Depending on the matches, maybe something will change, but let’s first give an energetic impression, and then maybe we will change something. Morata is a great player,” the Juventus boss said of his new arrival.
“We took him for this reason. We knew of his quality; now, he has also found the confidence and continuity he had lacked in recent years. We know his value, and we hold him tight and give him what he needs,” added Pirlo.
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