Serie A: Andrea Pirlo planning to drop ‘Sarri-ball’ as he prepares his stint as Juventus Manager

Andrea Pirlo planning to drop ‘Sarri-ball’ as he prepares his stint as Juventus Manager

  • Andrea Pirlo is said to be ready to adapt new way of play when he begins the side’s push in the new season
  • Pirlo was appointed to replace Maurizio Sarri who was axed for failing to deliver the Champions League trophy
  • Juventus were bundled out of last season’s Champions league on away goals by French side Lyon
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Andrea Pirlo planning on new way of play when the season starts.

Pirlo is set to lead Juventus in this year’s football campaign after taking over from Maurizio Sarri.

Sarri was sacked by Juventus for failing to lead the side to Champions League glory, despite sealing the club’s ninth consecutive league title.

Pirlo will be required to lead the side to European glory which continues to evade the Italian outfit.

The former Italian midfielder maestro is said to be planning to ditch the infamous ‘Sarri-ball’ used by the former manager.

In place of this, Pirlo is planning on adapting a method that wins the ball high up the pitch, a strategy he believes will help win the Champions League.

Juventus knocked out of Champions League by Lyon
Andrea Pirlo says that his Juventus side will look to press high up the pitch, ditching ‘Sarriball’

While another successful domestic campaign is expected, the club’s hierarchy are desperate for Juventus to go all the way in the Champions League – something they haven’t done since 1996. And Pirlo has noted that the team needs to improve at winning the ball higher up the pitch if they want to win the coveted trophy.

The former Italian international said:

‘The aggression and the desire to win the ball back after losing it, that’s something we are working on a lot,’

‘Looking at the last Champions League, the teams that went all the way were the ones who were trying to recover the ball in the shortest possible time. That must be a characteristic that distinguishes us.’