TURIN, October 5, 2011 – First stop, moments of satisfaction and reflection. Juve is discovered at the top, can enjoy the unexpected situation and trying to figure out how to become even stronger. While waiting for the market in January Antonio Conte has available a number of players that have been used little or not at all and can become suddenly valuable.
The example comes from Leonardo Bonucci, who suddenly has been deployed against Milan as starter(previously only a few minutes for him to Siena) and is now a candidate to also play against Chievo after the break. What for Conte is not a gamble: a long time Bonucci was training well and the field has given the coach the best answers.
“I am very happy – Leonardo say- I have returned to a big game. I like the sensations we feel in the dressing room. And then there’s a coach who is clear: when he said that I will play against Milan I was happy because I realized that in all this time I was taken into account and has appreciated my work in training. “
The moves. The game with Chievo is still missing 11 days, but it is very likely that the defensive line saw against Milan is revived in Verona. Conte’s lab is never closed for holidays: a new solution is always tried to improve. Before the match against the Rossoneri the priority was to increase the number of midfielders, and close off the defense: so was the 4-1-4-1 and moving Chiellini on the left with the placement of Bonucci in the middle.The next step is the inclusion of those wingers that can hurt in attack phase by using speed and technique. Having absolute guarantees on both full-backs, Conte can unleash his wings. At risk his place is the disappointing Krasic but Pepe is a guarantee on both sides.
Applause. The surprise may come on the left and the name is not of the Dutchman Eljero Elia (it is a vice-champion of the world: would be a surprise?), but of the Paraguayan Marcelo Estigarribia. El Chelo (“The Cello,” as it is nicknamed) has never yet finished even on the bench, but not for a lack of consideration of his capabilities.On the contrary, the colleagues were literally conquered by the technical and athletic qualities of Estigarribia to the point that Bonucci does not mince words (“He is a phenomenon”) and if Buffon cuddle : “He’s a real player, generous, with great technical skill. According to me he will be the big surprise of this season.” Now we simply wait for the day when Conte decides to launch him. Probably not far away.
source: La Gazzetta dello Sport
by: G.B. Olivero
adapted by: Mike Prise