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EXCLUSIVE TJ – Zauli on his experience at Juve: “Great years, Miretti rubs the ball and Soul is a talent to look at! Beans? He will have his probability. Who can surprise me…”

TuttoJuve.com writers contacted the former Juventus Primavera and U23 coach by cellphone, Lamberto Zaulito converse in depth about his experience at Juventus and past:

You will have the ability to pay attention to a small a part of the “Cose di Calcio” broadcast on Radio Bianconera (seen from the Sportitalia channel 60 bouquet).

Your experience in Südtirol was very restricted. How come? What occurred?

“Although I had already labored with him at Santarcangelo years in the past, the supervisor Bravo realized that I didn’t agree with his thought of ​​soccer. The fact is that I made a mistake leaving Juventus for Südtirol, however I’d have completed it once more. It was absurd, however clearly it had to go this fashion. But I look at the glass full and a half: I’m fortunate, earlier than I begin the competitors, I can return to coaching immediately.”

Let’s rewind the tape for a second and return to the summer season of 2019, once you turned the coach of Juventus Primavera. Can you inform us how the necessary cellphone name from Juventus took place?

“In the two years I used to be at Empoli I have met Juventus a number of instances and, maybe, I had a optimistic perspective. They thought of me succesful, even in the youth part, to have the ability to lead Juve. For me this was a success. nice delight and I will be and at all times bear in mind. I met great individuals, I labored in the finest locations and in these three years, between Primavera and U23, I have grown a lot”.

The first 12 months, actually, was tough due to ‘Covid-19’, the Primavera competitors was interrupted and then ended.

“These gamers confronted difficulties, Covid-19 affected them greater than me as a coach. For athletes it was not straightforward to go away three months, to cease taking part in and to cease taking part in, there is somebody who acquired sick who introduced heavy. The penalties. Of course there was disappointment of not having the ability to do what you like, however as I have stated that the most affected had been undoubtedly the boys”.

If Pirlo had not been invited to coach in the first workforce, would Lamberto Zauli nonetheless be the coach of Primavera?

“Yes, I affirm: Pirlo was supposed to practice the U23 and he was additionally proven to the media, I had to be in the Primavera. Then, when he was known as to the first workforce, I used to be requested to go to the U23 and I agreed. instantly with out considering. in the second workforce there are essential gamers, a few of them like Miretti and Soulé we see in the present day often in Allegri’s group. It is very fascinating all this”.

Head U23, how had been these two years? What can you say?

“Two totally different years, but it surely is not possible, it is a passing workforce, constructed for the boys to develop and at the identical time the aim is to carry them nearer to the first workforce. There are many proficient gamers, somebody like Fagioli in Cremona has additionally managed to be very glad. Not forgetting Ranocchia, the protagonist of the finest competitors in Serie B, and Di Pardo who now performs for Cagliari. in the discipline and their progress.”

It’s true, a few of them, as you stated earlier than, managed to get to the first workforce all the time.

“And all of them have a nice benefit, with out presents or assist from anybody. Today we’re speaking about Miretti, Aké, Soulé who’re in the first group, and about different guys who have completed effectively on the tour in America. This testifies to the nice work that they will do. Juventus is doing and the significance of the U23”.

Last season you had been very shut to eliminating Padova and solely the standings guidelines stopped you. Do you imagine that the U23 can win the playoffs and get Serie B?

“Every play-off recreation is very tough, the draw made us face Padova who was a very robust workforce and was overwhelmed many instances by gamers from Serie B. The story is nonetheless superb, with the challenges inside and exterior the place the Youth put together in an necessary method. For they, as well as to taking part in a tough competitors by which the outcomes are calculated, it is crucial to reside such a secure life”.

Now Juventus is known as Next Gen and with Trento they made their debut and gained. Would you want a promotion from them?

“We are speaking about sports activities and soccer, so matches will at all times be performed to win. But the principal aim of Juventus, in my view, will be to permit extra younger gamers to play in a tough league like our Serie C. It is clear, then, that the end result will at all times be necessary” .

Fans, even on TV, say Fabio Miretti attracts soccer. What do you concentrate on this assertion and what is your opinion about him?

“Fabio rubs the ball, sees the recreation first and can play in any place between the gamers. The followers are very correct. He has a totally different character, one in all his strengths is the method he controls the ball. when he is 8 – The 9-12 months-outdated reveals a particular talent, his former coaches agreed to acknowledge in him one thing totally different from others. Juventus had the endurance to look ahead to him, he has grown and matured to the level the place he deserves to put on the shirt of the first workforce. Credit goes to all the individuals who had been shut to him and who taught him what it means to be a soccer participant. The workforce was good at constructing such a participant at house and develop “.

He can fill any midfield place, however would you be stunned to see him go a little additional than he did with you?

“He is very younger, so the tasks go away when he will get them. I used to be at all times stunned that he might management the ball, even when he obtained it soiled, in such a method that he at all times finds the proper reply and opens the courts. . Maybe that is his highest quality, which is it has many others. We are speaking about a younger man from 2003 who is portray a essential place in Juventus.

Another younger man who might have an necessary alternative this 12 months is Fagioli. What are your ideas on this matter?

“He is a little totally different from Fabio when it comes to the recreation, he is a proficient boy and perhaps he wants extra time to get used to the workforce. In Cremona he struggled a little at the starting, however then he exploded beneath the management of Pecchia and acquired promoted on the pitch. Although there are a lot of tales about Fabio at the second, I personally put Nicolò on the identical stage and he will have his probability to succeed this 12 months”.

Speaking of positions, even when he offers up the time to discover you, would it not be an thought to transfer Soulé again to the central wing?

“We are speaking about a younger man from 2003 who is constructing himself, everybody who acknowledges him has a crystalline talent. Many opponents that I met in Serie C requested me questions on him and Miretti as a result of they had been impressed by their expertise. He is a participant and it is tough. it at all times impacts matches, perhaps in some areas it is simpler to do effectively instantly. Matias might take time, however he has been coaching in the first workforce for a few years. He is a fighter and no. he will cease, you will see that he can give his contribution to his teammates”.

If we actually need to get him a nit, he wants to change from a progressive perspective.

“Yes, I usually inform him that he wants to enhance and attempt to play all areas of the discipline. He is a participant who at all times tries to play the recreation, however attacking gamers doesn’t at all times succeed. We at all times discuss continuity. what he desires to attempt”.

Did you point out Soulé in Südtirol this summer season?

“When I went there they put me along with a lot of men I knew, however the solely probability was for Hans (Nicolussi Caviglia ed). Some gamers are nonetheless very younger and I hope they can make an necessary place for Juventus in the world. .”

Can you title a number of superb guys you have labored with over the years?

“I have been with Juventus for 3 years and I have appreciated the funding they made in the youth sector. Even in the groups that had been beneath the ones I coached I noticed essential gamers. It is at all times tough to title names, however one in all them is Mbangula who impressed me and has all the potentialities to emerge. I additionally take into consideration Cerri, who I acknowledge necessary qualities, there is Da Graca who has recovered from a number of accidents and I hope it will be his 12 months. I hope that some necessary and proficient younger individuals will emerge”.

We thank Mr. Lamberto Zauli for the respect and presence proven throughout this dialogue.

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