Ex Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte is not ready to compare Marcelo Brozovic to Juventus legend, Andrea Pirlo, but thinks the Inter Milan midfielder has world-class potential.
Marcelo has been a rock in the middle of the pitch for Conte’s Inter team to date and he has even scored twice in 8 Serie A appearances.
According to Conte, Brozovic can even do better than he is doing and he can surely score more goals.
His words, “Brozo can get better. He can get better with his passes to the attack, he can set up more goals,”
“We are working on this. I think he needs to also work on his defensive game. A holding midfielder must be good in defence too. He can become world class.
“As for Pirlo, I do not want to make a comparison with Brozo. Pirlo is someone who is a genius. He made history in this game.
“Brozo has different traits, he is training well and I am pleased with him. I want him to become a world-class player.”
On his Serie A journey with Inter thus far, “We have started on our journey, we need to focus on ourselves,” Conte replied when asked whether Inter’s unexpectedly close proximity to Juventus was bringing extra pressure.
“Inter cannot worry about the others, we need to look ahead.
“This is a new cycle for us. It is not easy. We are close to the league leaders. That is very satisfying, but let’s stay focused.
“Each game is a test of our ambitions. We need to give our all. That is the only way to get three points.”
“We have started a new journey together. These things take time and patience.
“We are on the right track, let us continue this way. Then we will see where we are at the end of the season.
“As I have said, we always need to give 100 per cent. I want us to have no regrets come the final whistle.”