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Juventus' Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici Insists They Have Complete Faith in Andrea Pirlo

Ali Shibil Roshan
It has not been an easy ride for Pirlo as the Juventus coach
It has not been an easy ride for Pirlo as the Juventus coach / Claudio Villa./Getty Images

Juventus' Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici has insisted they have complete faith in Andrea Pirlo despite the Old Lady's struggles this season.

Since the Bianconeri appointed him as their manager ahead of the 20-21 season, it has not been an easy ride for Pirlo.

His side trail Inter Milan and AC Milan in the Serie A, which they are aiming to win for the tenth consecutive year. In the Champions League, they need to mount a comeback in the second-leg of the round-of-16 tie after losing 2-1 to Porto in the first-leg.

However, Juventus are convinced 'it is the right path' and Paratici insisted they will continue with it. "Andrea is someone who enjoys pressure, as we all did when playing football at a certain level. I think that is his state of mind at this moment," Paratici said [via Football Italia].

“The team is trying to take a certain tactical approach, we are convinced it is the right one, and will continue with it.

"We've been here for 11 years and eras tend to last for 3-4 years, so we have already gone through different eras and continued to win. That is a huge achievement.

"We have now started another new path, we are well aware of the choices we have made, and we want to see it through.

"Logically, choices have to be placed in context with that moment, because a month, a year or two years later, things can change.

"We renovated the squad, changed the coach, and we are very happy with the path we have taken. We have players with quality throughout, although naturally any team would struggle when there are several players missing all in the same area."