The Super Cup has had a liberating effect on Juventus. You just have to see how Pirlo’s men, and the coach himself, celebrated the title after the hit against Inter. But there has been a player who has focused the praise and whose situation contrasts with that of his previous club. You can already see the Arthur that Pirlo wants and the one who needs to back up Juventus. The Brazilian, formerly of Barcelona, received the applause of the critics after the game and of the former senators of Juventus. “Arthur’s performance was decisive. He was the extra man in the middle of the field, always verticalizing and often finding Kulusevski between the lines. I think we have seen the best Arthur of the season, both in the construction phase and in the destruction phase and the entire midfield has benefited ”, he highlighted Ravanelli of him, the champion of Europe with Juve now put to commentator.
The Brazilian sits down to give organization and agility with the ball to a team that breathed after winning the Italian Super Cup against Naples. The wound of the disaster against Inter was sutured and the new value of Arthur in this Juve was put in evidence. Pirlo had left him on the bench against Inter and it was a leaden, imprecise and slow Juventus, but the critics asked for it in the eleven against the partenopei. “It has already made sense of his arrival in Turin,” he wrote. Tuttosport on the Brazilian after a match played to dog’s face, with a very high pressure. But it is not only that which attracts attention. Little by little he is the player who went to find Paratici and the surprising thing is that he is adding more records to his profile, assuming the physical challenge that Calcio posed him. He has done it with work, as As has been able to verify.
Arthur is becoming a total gamer, that was his plan when he decided to move and he is getting it based on work. There are data that the player particularly celebrates. His relationship with the ball was beyond any doubt, but he came from a time stopped after being away from Barcelona and assures his close friends that this has cost him when it comes to picking up the pace in a demand like Juventus. But, in addition, as soon as he arrived, he found a huge difference between the physical work in the sessions in Turin and the one he carried out at Barcelona last season. Higher still the bar to overcome.
Kilometers that confirm and boost your work.
Against Sassuolo, the revelation of the league, Arthur was the Bianconero footballer who traveled the most distance in the 3-1 victory. He reached 12,344 km for 11,169 from Frabotta, the left-handed lane. Arthur multiplied again in the Cup match against Genoa, with extra time included, he was after Kulusevski the second most deployed: he reached 15,283 km by 15,728 of the Swede. They were two games in three days at a very high pace. Quantifying it has served the player as confirmation, his adaptation phase is already in the final stretch. During the Super Cup he was seen as rocky in the clash and the winner in the duels. It was not the usual trend before. Arthur took the personal trainer and the physio he had in Spain to Turin. It has not been easy.
Pirlo himself has underlined that the period of inactivity that he had to face at Barcelona has taken its toll, especially when he reached a football with another physical demand and that is why it has taken longer. But Arthur has approached it as an opportunity to add records to his game, increasing his deployment to complement his ability with the ball. Against Napoli he completed a brilliant match, with 60 good passes out of 61 attempted. He made Cristiano a scoring chance and he was also especially successful in the long run, with a four out of four. Arthur is getting it and Juventus celebrates it.