24 October 2020
The Bianconeri will be back on the field tomorrow evening, where they will play host to Hellas Verona. Ahead of the encounter, as per usual, Andrea Pirlo spoke to the media where he provided an update on his players, that Dybala will start tomorrow, and how it was to play in front of the fans again.
Here’s what he had to say:
We are well. Apart from Chiellini, all the players are available. We still await Cristiano's swap test results. For now, there's no news. Alex Sandro is recovering; he is working calmly. Physically and mentally de Ligt is ready to play. We are only waiting for the ok from the orthopedist. Bernardeschi is also recovering from an injury: my idea is to have him on the wing. He will be a good resource. Today, we are waiting for the eligibility of McKennie, so that he can be with us tomorrow.
DYBALA & MORATA
Tomorrow, Paulo Dybala will play. He didn't need to be prodded, he just had to recover and train. He will play from the start. I expected Alvaro Morata to have this impact, he knows Paulo well, together they can coexist and do great things. I'm asking Morata to play less on the counterattack but to be available for the play, to understand where the pressure comes from and maybe free the man for one on one.
PLAYING IN FRONT OF THE FANS
It's a surreal situation. On Tuesday, we played in front of 20 000 people and it felt like another world. Playing like this is not easy for anyone; however, having not done a pre-season camp, the quarantine is a great opportunity to be together.
We have many offensive solutions available: Dybala is fine, but we have many multipurpose players who can fill more positions. In midfield, all four players are compatible and interchangeable: they will rotate.