Ronaldo will rest more, coach Pirlo plans

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“He’s not tired yet, because we’ve just started, but when the less important matches come, we’ll try to give him time off. Cristiano is a very intelligent boy. He knows his body very well, so he knows when it’s time to relax and when it’s time to play. him, “Pirla was quoted as saying by the Italian media.

In the 13th minute, Dejan Kulusevski opened the score at the competition premiere at Juventus. In the final quarter of an hour, Leonardo Bonucci and Ronaldo added more goals to Turin’s favorite. “It was a good first half. Too bad we didn’t score more than one goal. Our physique got worse at the end, but we remained vigilant and controlled all situations, including Sampdoria’s breaks,” said Pirlo.

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo with the team’s brightest star Cristiano Ronald.

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“We didn’t have much time, the preparation started later, then there was a national team break, we played the only preparatory match. But it was a successful competitive debut,” added the Italian world champion from 2006.

In addition to the 20-year-old Kulusevsky, who joined the attack, he leads Ronald, and surprisingly deployed another summer reinforcement to the 22-year-old midfielder Weston McKennie or Gianluca Frabotta, a year younger, from the reserve.

“The American (McKennie) came to us after the start of training in Germany, so he was in better shape than some other players. He made a few mistakes in the game, but it was his first match, so we can forgive him,” said Pirlo.

“Frabotta played a good match. Alex Sandro was injured, so I decided on a boy from the team under 23 who trained with us and looked good. I did not consider his deployment a risk at all,” added the former creative midfielder.

Juventus and Pirl stepped victorious to defend the title

The successor of the dismissed coach Maurizio Sarri wants to talk more with his charges. “It’s important to have a dialogue with the players. I was a player a few years ago and I enjoyed discussing with the coaches. It’s important that everyone knows what they want and think. I don’t just want to copy other people’s ideas, I have my own,” said Pirlo. whose task will also be to bring Juventus to the tenth championship title in a row.


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