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Why Juventus' 3-5-2 is better than any other tactic
Despite Conte's temptations, the best solution for the Bianconeri seems to stick to the trusted system that led the squad to achieve the who major titles
by Alessio Manes
According to Antonio Conte’s words “criticism is Juve’s new enemy”. But is it only criticism? Or is there a need of changing something? Nowadays the image of Juventus is the portrait of contradiction. It is the battleground of a mix between reasoning and results that are probably a direct expression of a new era. During the last match against Roberto Mancini’s Galatasaray, Juve has once again struggled to combine game and intensity until Antonio Conte managed to overturn his loyal 3-5-2 with an unpredictable 4-3-3 with a cutting counter attack style performed by Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Fabio Quagliarella. Certainly the 4-3-3 seen in the last 20 minutes were incredibly amazing and the fans just loved it. But can this really be the long-awaited solution?


According to the coach, the 4-3-3 or the 3-4-3 can be interpreted only with Simone Pepe’s return from injury. Otherwise it will be too risky. It’s true, 5 goals in the last 8 games are too much for a winning team like Juventus, but probably the best solution is to stick to the trusted 3-5-2 that led the squad to achieve the two major titles. This tactic fits especially with the new players arrived during the last transfer market. Moreover every single player knows exactly what to do in every situation filling every gap of the pitch. But there also a lot of weak points. The team is constantly suffering because opponents have studied it thoroughly finding countermeasures trying to stop Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Pirlo, who are considered the two main game sources.


However changes during the match are very frequent although Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 is a certainty, at least for the following months until January. But who knows where will the new transfer window lead.

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