Concerns, on Wednesday there is Juventus-Napoli. If Juve loses, can Pirlo jump?
“It’s a possibility, it can happen”Who could arrive in his place?
“If that happens, I think they will choose the internal solution with Tudor, who, as you will remember, was placed there by the Agnellis.”
At this point Juventus must aim for the first four places valid for the Champions League. Possibility?
“I think he is capable of achieving the goal, but it is not such a sure thing.”
What Juve did you see in the derby?
“Without rhyme or reason at first, then he reacted well. Cristiano Ronaldo a cut above all. But the feeling is that of a disjointed team ».
Kulusevski’s involution is very striking to me, it seems a different one compared to last year in Parma.
«It’s true, today Kulusevski is a sad player. It must have space in front, but it is a bit stifled. But I think she will end up becoming a great mezzala, she has the skills ».
What do you save from Juve this year?
“There have been many mistakes, but we have seen something good. For example, he has the least beaten defense in the league. And all in all he only lost 4 games. In the end Sarri had lost 7 last year. The big problem for Juve, however, is the midfield. And against the big players he scored 4 points out of the 12 available. The only real victory was at San Siro against Milan. Then he lost with Inter and Napoli ».Inter Milan won by default. But does it not seem like a little for a great team to “accept” that the opponents are leading the game?
«Look, this is the photograph of the downsizing of Italian football. It is no coincidence that the team that won the Scudetto last year – Juve – went out in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, as happened this year at Inter, who now have the Scudetto in their pocket. If you broaden the discussion and look at the national team, then you see that in the last three World Cups they went out twice in the first round – 2010 and 2014 – and in the third – 2018 – they didn’t even qualify ».
What league is Inter playing?
“Good, but not extraordinary. If he wins against Sassuolo he goes to 71 points, which is the lowest score of the leaders in the last 5 years. Inter are not doing anything exceptional. The problem is that – with the exception of Inter – there are only fourth-place teams ».
Rome is in crisis.
«Roma is no longer Roma. Fonseca built it well, but the limit is to be able to count on 12-13 players, no more. If you play up front with Carles Pérez Mayoral and El Shaarawy, you can’t have the same impact you have with Pedro, Dzeko and Mkhitaryan. And then: Diawara is not Veretout. Problems surfaced when Dzeko ran into trouble. There Rome disappeared ».
Milan is also in decline.
«Milan, like Juventus, began to lose points when the other teams, the small-medium ones, settled down. Milan no longer have the speed of play they had until a few months ago, and to say that they are the only team that really strengthened in January, with Tomori, a really important player, Meité and Mandzukic, who unfortunately almost never had”.
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