The Serie A match between Juventus and Napoli will kick off today at 10:15 pm, in Indian Standard Time. Before the bout that may determine his future as Juventus coach, Andrea Pirlo predicts Juventus-Napoli.
Despite rumours of a sacking, there is hope that Pirlo may stay at Juve, after all.
In talks to the official Juventus website, Pirlo predicts Juventus-Napoli.
It will be an important match in terms of the table, Napoli are going through an excellent moment, they have a great desire to achieve results but we also have the same motivation. We expect an open match where the two teams will want to impose their game. It won’t be a decisive match, as it’s not the last resort for Champions League places, however the pressure is there and that’s normal.
Pirlo Predicts Juventus-Napoli Team Selection?
The team trained yesterday at the JTC to prepare for the match against Napoli.
Their training included some tactical work and they also tried out their plays. If we’re lucky, we’ll see some of these live today, at the Allianz Stadium.
On the brink of the match, head coach Pirlo has hinted toward what the line-up will look like:
Wojciech Szczesny will start in goal, after a bad performance there is always the desire for redemption. Juan Cuadrado can play both at the back and further up the pitch, we’ll see which position he occupies. He played in both the Super Cup and in the first game Naples at full-back. Paulo Dybala is fine, he has been training with the group over the past few days and has started kicking the ball again without feeling any pain. He is ready to be on the field tomorrow, even if he doesn’t have 90 minutes in his legs, as he has been out for three months, but having him is already a very good thing. I spoke to Dejan Kulusevski yesterday too, I reassured him and I told him that he must be calm as mistakes can happen and they be overcome.