All or Nothing Juventus was dropped by Amazon Prime today and Football Italia takes a look at the five things spotted during the first episode.
All or Nothing Juventus recaps the Bianconeri’s 2020-21, starting with Andrea Pirlo’s appointment as Juventus coach. The first episode shows what happened between the former midfielder’s appointment and the first match of the last campaign, in which the Bianconeri won 3-0 against Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria.
1. Andrea Agnelli’s speech
Agnelli’s first speech of the season to the team saw most of the players and the technical staff reunited in a room at Continassa, Juventus training ground. In the previous campaign, the Bianconeri had won the Scudetto under Maurizio Sarri, but Agnelli referred to 2019-20 as a ‘shi**y season’ despite the ‘sporting results. The Bianconeri president added that he expected a different commitment from some footballers who ‘hadn’t given their best’ in the previous campaign.
2. Pirlo aims dig at Sarri
Safe to say Sarri didn’t leave a good impression at the club and wasn’t on good terms with many people at Juventus. The Tuscan tactician was criticised for the team’s results despite winning the Serie A title and his off-the-pitch style didn’t suit the one of Juventus. Media sometimes taunted the former Chelsea boss for touching his nose during his press conferences, almost as he was picking it. That’s what Pirlo referred to when, after his unveiling press conference, he told Juventus press officers: “at least I didn’t pick my nose,” making everyone’s laugh.
3. Pirlo’s first days in charge and Cristiano Ronaldo’s reaction
Andrea Pirlo only had a few weeks to prepare for the season and Juventus players seemed quite tired when the season resumed. Serie A began on September 20. Their last game in the previous campaign had been on August 7. When Pirlo was told that some players were complaining about the workload, he replied: “I don’t care, if they saw what we did with Conte, they’d kill themselves.”
His appointment surprised many, including Cristiano Ronaldo. “When I knew Pirlo would be the coach I was happy but also a little surprised. It was similar to Zidane at Real Madrid. He was inside the dressing room and knew what we think,” the Portuguese star said.
4. Weston McKennie eating habits
The episode also shows new players arriving in Turin: Weston McKennie, Alvaro Morata, Dejan Kulusevski and Arthur. McKennie arrived in August and Giorgio Chiellini was one of the first Juventus players to welcome him at the club. At some point, they sat in the Juventus’ canteen, one in front of the other. Chiellini asked if his new teammate liked pasta and seemed surprised when the former Schalke man explained which ingredients he’d add to the dish.
All those rumours about Mckennie’s eating habits were true 🤣🤣🤣
This guy’s a menace to society when it comes to food pic.twitter.com/rwD4YW4nXn
— Uncle $harma 🎙️ (@RSharmzz) November 25, 2021
5. Fabio Paratici explains transfer choices
The 2020-21 campaign was the last one at Juventus for many players, but also for club director Fabio Paratici. Towards the end of the episode, he explained what is necessary to do his job at the highest levels. “Here, situations change every ten minutes,” he said. “One must be relaxed and have some levity to do this job, a lot of flexibility, lots of planning because you need to have a plan A, a plan B and perhaps get to M or N with alternative plans.”