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De Ligt: 'I like Pirlo's coaching style.'

Sun 22 November 2020 | 10:21

Matthijs de Ligt believes Andrea Pirlo's coaching style is 'more modern' than Maurizio Sarri's and uncovers what Juventus is different this season.

De Ligt

made his first appearance for the

The Old Lady

 in their 2-0 victory over

Cagliari

on Saturday after a surgery he had in August due to a shoulder injury.

"They were hard months, I worked so hard to come back and play. Today I am very happy, for the whole team,” De Ligt told Sky Sport.

“It was a tough period but suffering can be positive sometimes. I played some games with a dislocated shoulder but I am happy we won the league last season.

“We have a different mentality. Last year we wanted to press high but with

Pirlo

we play a more modern football. We defend one against one leaving a lot of space behind us. I like it, I used to do the same at

Ajax

.

“We have room for improvement,” the Netherlands international continued.

“Soon we’ll reach 100%, now we are at the 70% of our potential. There are many strong teams this season, the league is harder nut also more stimulating.

“We have many opponents: Milan, Inter, Lazio, Atalanta and Napoli . It’s a tough championship but we are only focused on ourselves, we have a very competitive team to win the title.”


source: SportMob