Juventus coach Pirlo not underestimating ‘interesting’ Crotone
Juve have lost to Napoli and Porto and face Crotone at the Allianz Stadium on Monday.
“It’s an important game to continue our path in the title race. It’s going to be a tough game because Crotone are not going through a good moment, but they play well,” said Pirlo.
“They’ve kept their philosophy, and they are trying to impose themselves in every game, they are showing interesting things.”
Juve have been hit with many injured players.
“Dybala is not available yet. He still feels pain at his knee, unfortunately he is not improving. He still has problems, so we have to wait a little more. Ramsey is available and it’s good news.
“Bentancur is feeling better, he had a slight physical problem this week, but I think he will be available tomorrow.
“We miss Arthur, he is the only midfielder with different characteristics, but we have many options to replace him: Ramsey, Bentancur and Fagioli.
“They can adapt to our system, but they don’t have the same characteristics of Arthur. We’ll try to find the best solution tomorrow.
“Arthur must be assessed day by day. He feels pain and for now he can’t play, there isn’t a recovery time settled, he can’t play until he feels pain.
“McKennie is also not 100% fit, he has a hip problem, but he is a rock, and he grits his teeth because we haven’t got many players available.
“Morata is feeling a bit better, he had a stomach flu, so he wasn’t 100% fit. He is feeling a bit better now, we hope he will be available tomorrow.”