Juve boss Andrea Pirlo has revealed his potential plan that would center around the trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata, and Paulo Dybala.
Andrea Pirlo is ready to experiment with a star-studded trio for Juventus featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, and Alvaro Morata.
The trio has not yet started together in any competition this season due to injury and illness combined.
Ronaldo remains Juve’s top scorer this term with eight goals in six appearances despite missing four games having tested positive for coronavirus back in October.
Elsewhere, Dybala has battled injury upon injury and has only recovered full fitness in the past week. Morata already has six goals in nine games since his return from Atletico Madrid and looks to be finding his feet already.
Juventus have quite a crisis in defence with a number of players injured including veteran Chiellini. Pirlo is wary of making the team unbalanced but says he still has plans to play Ronaldo, Dybala, and Morata in the same starting XI.
“We’ve been thinking about it from the start. Unfortunately, we never had them together in good condition,” the coach said in a press conference as per the club’s website.
“We are thinking of different solutions.”
“Dybala was injured, Morata wasn’t there right at the start, Ronaldo had Covid… they trained together for a few days. Now, we’ll try to balance the team, and then we’ll look for a solution to let them play together, if possible.”
Pirlo also opened up on his relationship with Ronaldo and reveals CR7 gets the same treatment as any other Juve player.
“My relationship with Ronaldo? The same as with the others,” Pirlo said. “I treat him like [Gianluca] Frabotta and [Manolo] Portanova, this has always been my way.”