The Brazilian was largely responsible for the Bianconero setback, as he delivered the ball to Argentina’s Gaich, who marked the away win at Juventus Stadium
After Juventus’ surprising defeat to Benevento last Sunday for the Italian Championship, Alvinegro team coach André Pirlo “pulled the ear” of midfielder Arthur in a public way.
The Brazilian ended up being largely responsible for the Bianconero setback, as he delivered the ball to Argentina’s Gaich, who marked the away win at Juventus Stadium.
“He (Arthur) made a mistake that he doesn’t usually make. It was strange that he didn’t see the opponent. But it would be easier to have thrown (the ball) to the goalkeeper. You can’t cross a pass in front of the area,” Pirlo commented.
“It is always dangerous (to cross the ball in front of the area). It was an oversight,” he added.
In addition to the technician of the Juve, the Italian press also fell on Arthur.
The newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, for example, awarded a score of 4 to the ex-footballer of the Guild and also held him directly responsible for the defeat.
“Arthur, what a disaster, note 4. Gaich’s goal in the 69th minute originated in an incredible mistake with the ball from the Brazilian,” the newspaper published.
The Corriere della Sera was another who gave him the note 4 to Arthur and noted that his mistake was serious.
“In the second half, he opted for a horizontal pass that is prohibited in football schools. In fact, it became an assist for Gaich,” he summarized.
But it was not alone Arthur who ended up being singled out by the newspapers, as striker Morata and even Cristiano Ronaldo also received criticism for their performances.
“Cristiano is not related to the team and Morata looks like someone who has just completed a marathon,” wrote Tuttosport.
The Gazzetta was another who did not forgive Cristiano for the Turin fiasco.
“Okay, Cristiano kicks several times, but the line between imprecision and skill is almost non-existent. Is this Ronaldo? Besides, he almost always gets in the way,” he complained.