Chiesa is growing after a difficult start, says Juventus coach Pirlo

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Juventus can expect much more from Federico Chiesa after the Italian international opened his account at the club midweek, according to Andrea Pirlo.

The 23-year-old initially struggled after his two-year loan change from Fiorentina in October, which Juve can make permanent for a total reported fee of € 50 million if certain conditions are met.

He received a direct red card in his debut against Crotone and then failed to find the back of the net in his next seven appearances in Serie A and the Champions League.

In three starts and a substitute appearance in the Italian top flight, he has taken just two shots and has the second-worst pass and dribble hit rate of the Bianconeri.

However, he has three assists to his name out of the six chances he has created for his teammates in those games.

Chiesa finally recorded his first goal in a 3-0 Champions League win over Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday and Pirlo expects more of the same in the coming weeks when he finds his footing at Allianz Stadium.



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