Juventus coach Ranieri: Del Piero is just like Palanca

Del Piero has enjoyed very good form recently and have scored several important goals for Juve.

“The current situation with Del Piero reminds me of when I was playing with Palanca,” the Bianconeri tactician told Tuttosport.

“I used to know that sooner or later Massimo would score, whether it be from a free-kick or a corner.

“It’s the same with Del Piero because you are always expecting him to produce. He is a genius and a talisman and more than a reference point.

“However, everyone knows that one man can’t make a team and Napoli struggled against relegation in Diego Maradona’s first year.”