Pirlo admits being a coach more complicated than being a player

After finally experiencing the experience of being a football coach for the past few months, Andrea Pirlo finally admitted that his career as a footballer was much easier.

In fact, the Juventus and AC Milan legend only completed his coaching course at the end of 2019. He doesn’t even have any experience working as a coach yet.

However, Juventus still appointed their former player to become the new coach to replace Maurizio Sarri, who was fired after the end of the 2019/20 season yesterday.

So far, Pirlo himself has only played two Italian Serie A matches as Juventus coach. It could be said that these are the first official matches since he started his career as a tactician.

The first match against Sampdoria ended 3-0, Juventus victory. Meanwhile, the second match when they visited AS Roma’s headquarters, only ended with a 2-2 draw.

Now, the person concerned is resting following the ongoing international break. Pirlo then took part in an interview session with UEFA to fill this spare time.

In the interview, the tactician admitted that working as a coach is much more complicated than when he was a player. The reason is, it is not easy to synchronize his desires with the wishes of the players.

“Obviously it’s more stressful in the dugout because on the pitch I can decide what I want to do with the ball,”

“From the dressing room I can manage, but it’s someone else who interprets their role, who plays the match, so it’s a little bit more difficult as a coach,” Pirlo told UEFA.

In fact, when he was still actively playing, Andrea Pirlo was known as a figure who was skilled at dictating the game and reading opponent’s movements.

The person concerned admits this, it’s just that now he can’t be directly involved and can only move from the side of the field.

“When I play I have a certain style which means I can be involved in certain situations and be decisive in certain situations on the pitch. Now, I have to do it myself from the sidelines, “said the 41-year-old man.

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