The coach who led the Italian team to the 2006 World Cup praised his former trainee: "He is one of the greatest jokers in the area" • He added: "Zidane did not bring Real tactical innovations to the squad. "
Lippi with Pirlo. The former coach praises the new Juventus coach
Marcello Lippi is confident that Andrea Pirlo, the new Juventus coach, has the ability to succeed just as Zidane did at Real Madrid. The former midfielder of Inter, AC Milan and the old lady was about two weeks ago surprisingly jumped to stand on the lines of the boot country champion and former coach who led Italy to a World Cup win, sure his path will be successful.
"Andrea was born to do everything, not just be a coach, he is capable of doing anything, it makes me smile when I sometimes hear what is being said about him like he is quiet but I can guarantee he is one of the great jokers around," Lippi said. "When he was a player, everyone thought he could not defend and that he needed a defensive connection next to him but the truth was that it was very difficult to get through him because he had physical strength and a great sense of orientation. Juventus realized he had qualities and charisma above the normal norm," he added.
On the fact that young Pirlo said Lippi: "He is not much older than the stars of Yuba now, it's true, like Ronaldo, Bonucci or Buffon but the same was with Zidane when he was appointed Real Madrid coach. Zidane did not bring tactical innovations to Real. He just made For the staff to feel calm, use the best players in the ideal conditions to get the best out of them and he succeeded. "