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Juventus Boss Andrea Pirlo Criticises ‘Pig-Headed’ Arthur Melo

Juventus Boss Andrea Pirlo Criticises ‘Pig-Headed’ Arthur Melo
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Juventus Boss Andrea Pirlo Criticises ‘Pig-Headed’ Arthur Melo

Juventus Boss Andrea Pirlo Criticises ‘Pig-Headed’ Arthur Melo

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo has hit out at ‘pig-headed’ midfielder Arthur Melo over his lack of ‘imaginative and prescient’ and below-par show throughout I Bianconeri’s 2-1 victory towards Ferencvaros on Tuesday night.

The Italian giants scraped previous the Hungarian facet due to an injury-time winner from striker Alvaro Morata, nevertheless it was one other underwhelming Champions League show by the Serie A champions.

Arthur was not on top form against Ferencvaros
Arthur was not on prime type towards Ferencvaros | DeFodi Pictures/Getty Pictures

Pirlo was significantly scathing of Brazilian newcomer Arthur throughout his post-match press convention, lamenting the midfielder for being ‘pig-headed’ and hogging possession whereas trying to find overly-complicated although balls.

“He received a bit pig-headed in the present day protecting maintain of the ball and looking for extra direct by way of balls when he ought to’ve unfold it extensive and tried to unfold the Ferencvaros defence,” stated Pirlo.

“He ought to’ve opened up the sport extra to create one-on-one conditions. If the ball moved too slowly, it allowed them to get again into place.”

The Juve coach was then requested by former England supervisor and Sky Italia pundit Fabio Capello whether or not Arthur has the flexibility and imaginative and prescient to separate defences. The 41-year-old’s response was telling.

Andrea Pirlo
Pirlo hopes that Arthur will enhance his sport whereas at Juventus | DeFodi Pictures/Getty Pictures

“Not a lot proper now, however he is studying.” 

In equity, with Pirlo on the helm, Arthur is definitely studying from one of the best.

It wasn’t solely the ex-Barcelona star who didn’t impress his boss, nevertheless. Talisman Paulo Dybala has discovered himself out of the crew by way of sickness and harm for big components of the brand new season, and he’s now struggling to interrupt into his coach’s plans.

Pirlo handed the Argentinian ahead a uncommon begin towards Ferencvaros, however he didn’t seize the creativeness. After the match, the rookie supervisor admitted that Dybala ‘did not do effectively’ throughout the sport, and should ‘transcend his limits in coaching’ with the intention to work his method again into competition.

Dybala failed to shine against Ferencvaros
Dybala didn’t shine towards Ferencvaros | DeFodi Pictures/Getty Pictures

“Dybala didn’t try this effectively, however as I stated, he was injured and needed to take antibiotics for weeks, so it’s pure he wants time to get again into form. He does must transcend his limits in coaching to rediscover his type.”

Juve fell behind early on to the Hungarian outfit, however a aim from Cristiano Ronaldo pulled them stage earlier than the break. The hosts had been made to work very arduous to assert all three factors, and the breakthrough lastly got here within the 92nd minute, when Morata headed house from a pinpoint Juan Cuadrado cross.

The win confirms I Bianconeri’s qualification for the knock-out phases of the Champions League, and so they’ll be battling it out with Barça to try to snatch prime spot in Group G over the following two match days.

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