Pirlo: “Tonali my heir? No. He’s very strong but different from me in his game. He has everything of a champion, but for me, he is a mezzala or a central midfielder. He can already play in a great team, he is among the best in this league.”


Sandro is an outstanding footballer

According to Andrea Pirlo, Brescia starlet Sandro Tonali is already the best midfielder in Serie A. Juventus, Liverpool and Chelsea are among the many clubs that were associated with the 19-year-old, and Pirlo believes that he would fit in any upper side. However, when asked if he considered Tonali to be the heir to his middle throne, Pirlo was not so sure. “No,” he said. “He is outstanding, but he is different from me on the field.” Sandro has everything to be a champion, but he is more a midfielder for a two-person midfield. He could already play for a large team; He is the best in this league.”


Pirlo can become a good football coach

Tonali helped Brescia win promotion from Series B last season, and he continued to play for them in the top flight. He rarely attended for them, having missed just three league matches through suspension from the beginning of 2018-19 – although with Brescia now the last place of Serie A, it would be a great surprise to see him stay there for another year. Pirlo, meanwhile, is looking forward to new pastures. After leaving the game in 2017, he is ready to return to her in a coaching role. “I already spoke with someone; I will begin in July,” he said. “I want to start a new, completely different way. I think I can become a good football coach; I can convey my ideas.



Pirlo attributes inspiration from Antonio Conte

“I have my personality, and I always forced myself to hear and understand. Playing well helps you get there.” Pirlo attributes his coaching inspiration to former Juventus manager Antonio Conte, although he also really wants to learn from current Juventus boss Maurizio. “It was because of Conte that I started thinking about being a manager,” Pirlo confessed. “He is the best I have, and he showed us 40 to 50 minutes of video every day. I told myself that I could do it, and I want to do it too. The beginning was significant.

“In the next few months, I will go and track Maurizio in his daily work to figure out his technique. “There is some pessimism around him, perhaps because the fans who are expecting more.” But Sarri did well, wherever he went, from Naples to London, and now at Juve, where he is leading another big season. Juve can win the Champions League. That’s why they have built, and I don’t see opponents who are more structured than they are. “