On the 8th of August, the Italian club, Juventus F.C officially unveiled former Italian world cup winner and club’s legend Pirlo as their new manager, following Maurizio Sarri failed attempt to deliver the club Champions League glory.
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Under Maurizio Sarri, Juventus players were deployed in a strict 4-3-1-2 formation, and they won the Serie A title, but they flopped in the Champions League.
Pirlo is now under pressure to deliver what Sarri failed to and has given a hint as to how he will work, calling for “sacrifice” from his players.
“The system can vary from game to game, defending with three and building with four,” he said at a press conference. “I have already spoken with Ronaldo, and we will have time to address tactics and roles on the pitch.
“[Paulo] Dybala was never for sale, he is part of the project. If both can they match on the field? As long as there is sacrifice and altruism.”