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Sport Pirlo: Juventus must still win while building

06:25  29 october  2020
06:25  29 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

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On Saturday, Juventus – a club who have made extremely rational and well-reasoned decisions during the past decade – surprised everyone not only by sacking Coach Maurizio Sarri after just one year in charge, but also by appointing former midfielder Andrea Pirlo as his replacement.

Alessandro Del Piero has suggested that Juventus should switch to a 4-2-4 formation for their Champions League clash with Barcelona. " Pirlo is looking for solutions, he will change the team also according to the opponents and it is not excluded that he will also change form," the ex-Juve striker

Andrea Pirlo insisted this season would not simply be a transition campaign for Juventus, saying he wanted to win.

Andrea Pirlo talking on a cell phone: Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo © Getty Images Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo

After just two wins from their opening five Serie A games, Juve also suffered a 2-0 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Pirlo, who took charge in August, said while the Italian giants were rebuilding, he still wanted to win.

"No, it's a year in which we're building, but we want to try and reach results. I'm not here to build without winning," the Juve coach told a news conference.

"Maybe we will need a bit more time, but we have to know that results must come through a certain type of play style that maybe we are struggling to assimilate."

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Alessandro Del Piero has suggested that Juventus should switch to a 4-2-4 formation for their Champions League clash with Barcelona. However, Juve missed the chance to build up extra confidence for the game as they were held to a 1-1 draw at " Pirlo is looking for solutions, he will

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The defeat was just Juventus' second home loss in their past 25 Champions League group-stage games.

Pirlo said the encounter showed just how much his team had to improve.

"We have to improve a lot in terms of attitude, in being good at playing this kind of game," he said.

"For many players it was one of those games they had never played, one of the first appearances in Champions League and therefore the difference in terms of personality and skill at playing this kind of game becomes visible.

"We will need this to improve in the future."

Juve visit Spezia in Serie A action on Sunday.

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