Juventus former coach and hero, Marcello Lippi left a long interview for GdS and has quantified Juventus’s chances of winning this year UCL trophy.
“Juventus have now the one big thing which I insist on: self-esteem and the belief that you can play big games with big teams.”
“Juve have already taken this path in 2015 and with Bayern they came back by a miracle last year, the same with Barcelona who, if things had taken a different turn, could have lost that final.”
Lippi praised the Coach, Max Allegri for his change to 4-2-3-1:
“Allegri is acting with a lot of intelligence, which not all Coaches do. Some think they have to immediately make their mark on a team by changing formations, systems and the status quo. So actually they weaken them.”
“Allegri came to the 4-2-3-1 at the right time, at first it didn’t make sense to abandon the 3-5-2.”
“Is the attack like mine, with Vialli-Del Piero-Ravanelli? There are a lot of similarities, above all in attitude, mentality.”
“There’s one major difference though: mine had three great strikers but also three real midfielders in Deschamps, Conte and Paulo Sousa, who today are a CT, a winning Coach and an emerging one.”