Had wanted a new striker, Andrea Pirlo suddenly changed his mind
Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo recently hinted that his team needed new ammunition on the front lines. So, interestingly, through the latest statement, the tactician said something different.
The signal started when Pirlo was asked for his opinion on French striker Olivier Giroud. Since then, Juventus have been linked with a number of experienced strikers.
Some of the names associated with the Bianconneri in recent times include Arkadiusz Milik. Unfortunately, the former Napoli player prefers to join the French Ligue 1 club, Marseille.
There are also striker Sassuolo, Gianluca Scamacca, and mainstay Genoa striker, Eldor Shomurodov. However, none of them appear to be joining Turin.
This transfer speculation was getting closer to reality when Juventus confirmed that one of their mainstay attackers, Paulo Dybala, was sidelined due to an injury.
However, when asked about the plan to recruit a new striker, coach Andrea Pirlo actually gave his rebuttal.
“We don’t need a new striker. We are monitoring the situation, but a new striker is not a priority,” Pirlo said as quoted by Football Italia.
Furthermore, the former AC Milan player spoke about Paulo Dybala’s latest condition. It was said by the coach that the Argentine was having a knee problem.
“He is trying to improve, he has a problem in his knee. We will evaluate it day by day,” continued Pirlo.
Apart from Dybala’s absence, Juventus still have several reliable strikers including Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata. The Bianconneri also managed to win a convincing victory over Bologna with a score of 2-0 last weekend.
Thanks to the additional three points, Juve are now in 4th place in the standings.
The fact that Juventus still has one match postponed, while the top standings AC Milan fell to Atalanta last weekend makes the opportunity to cut the distance even greater. However, Pirlo is reluctant to think about the results of its competitors.
“We have to focus on ourselves, our path depends on what we do. Milan and Inter want to win titles, as well as Roma and Napoli. The fight will last until the end,” he concluded.