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Juventus coach Pirlo delighted with Morata goals: That's why we signed him

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo is delighted with Alvaro Morata's form ahead of today's clash with Hellas Verona.

Morata has scored three goals in two games against Crotone and Dynamo Kiev.

“This is why we signed him," smiled Pirlo. “We knew he was a great player who provided us with different tactical options, he knows Dybala well and I think they can happily coexist in the same line-up.

“With Atletico Madrid, he had recently been accustomed to playing largely in defence, so there were 80 metres in front of him to go on the counter-attack. On the other hand, we at Juve try to keep the ball, work on the position of the body when receiving a pass, pressing to free up a man. We work for each other to ensure we can move the ball quickly.

“When it comes to Federico Bernardeschi, we wanted to test him out all along the wing, the way he used to play at Fiorentina, but he tended to be more coverage for the trident attack here. I see him in a wider role and we're working on it, I'm sure he can be a great resource for the team."

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