Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said on Tuesday that the new Super League, carried by club president Andrea Agnelli, was a “project for the future”, while calling on his players to remain “focused” on qualifying in the Champions League.
“It’s an evolution for the world of football. There have been a lot of changes in recent years: from the Champions League, to the way of playing, to the rules,” Pirlo explained at the conference. pre-match press against Parma, in Serie A, scheduled for Wednesday.
“But I’m not the best person to explain this to you,” said the former 2006 World Cup winner. “The president (of Juventus, editor’s note) is on the front line and it’s up to him to talk about”.
Andrea Agnelli has indeed been propelled vice-president of the new private structure “Super League”, which plans to organize this semi-closed European competition between 20 clubs.
“This morning, the president explained to us what this project is, not in detail but in outline,” Pirlo continued. “He gave us great confidence and reiterated that the most important thing is to continue our work, because the Champions League is earned by winning on the pitch.”
Juve, who have reigned in the Italian league for nine years, are only fourth in Serie A, the last Champions League qualifier, seven days from the end of the season.
On Wednesday, during the 32nd day, the Bianconeri will be able to count on Cristiano Ronaldo, back after a muscle problem, to face Parma, penultimate in the standings.
“This is just a project, (the players) know that football goes on, that they have to stay calm and focused on the present, which is Parma,” Pirlo added.