‘Defensive problems for Pirlo: De Ligt should immediately be there at Juventus’

Juventus hopes that Matthijs de Lit will soon be able to make his return in the first team. The stopper from Abcoude was out of circulation for several months after a shoulder surgery, but because of the many injuries at La Vecchia Signora De Ligt is actually needed again.

In a week, Juventus will play against Cagliari and the hope is according to La Gazzetta dello Sport that De Ligt will be there again. Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini left the training camp of the Italian team with injuries and the latter will certainly not be able to play for a month. It is still unclear what is wrong with Bonucci, but it is certain that Juventus can now use the defenders well.
At the moment, Juventus only has Merih Demiral as the central defender. Danilo could also play there, but trainer Andrea Pirlo would prefer that De Ligcht can be used at that position. Pirlo is very upset that many of his defenders are now absent, because he would have preferred to bring the Dutchman back to the team peacefully.
The Orange-International underwent shoulder surgery in August. De Lit had been suffering from that shoulder for a long time, but the moment to do something about it came in the ultra-short summer stop.