Former Man City Star Likens Pirlo To Guardiola

Former Manchester City defender Danilo has compared current Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo to Pep Guardiola.

The 29-year-old Brazilian believes Pirlo’s tactical ideas are ‘similar’ to those of the former Barcelona and Bayern manager and reveals that he loves the opportunity, playing a three-man defense for La Vieja.

“I am a defender, no matter where I play, but I am happy to be in this different role at Juve this season,” he told GloboEsporte.

“The most important thing in football is the way you occupy the space, making the right movement at the right time. At times I was a left-back at Real Madrid, while at Manchester City I played in all defensive roles and even in midfield at times, but I consider myself a defender.

“Because the list of matches is so full and there is not much time to train, the videoconferences were essential for us to prepare the movements for both attack and defense.

“Pirlo has a similar idea to the role that I played at Manchester City during my two years there, so it is a position that I already knew and was used to. With my general reading of the game, I can help the team by playing from behind ”.

source: – fcnaija

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