The problem is that Portugal can do that because Figo is wide player, so it fits in naturally. Pirlo isn't a wide player - he and Rui both play best in the centre of the pitch. If they were both to play we would also need a defensive midfielder and two wingers with Pirlo playing behind Rui (in somewhat the position he played in Brescia with Baggio). Of course this would necessitate a 3-5-2 formation, and I'm not sure if Carlo would do that. If we change formation we can play both, but if we stick with 4-4-2 I say give Pirlo the starting berth. Rui is a tremendous player but when you have a talent like Pirlo you can't let him rot on the bench. Milan have been at their best with Pirlo on th epitch this year, and given time he could become one of the top Italian midfielders. But he needs to play to fulfill this promise. I'm of the opinion that the future is what matters, Pirlo is the future. Which leads to the question that if Pirlo is the starter what do we do with Rui? Sell him, even though he will be superb with another team, and replace him with Dalla Bonna or Brighi? Or keep him without the guarantee of giving him first team football? A bit of a dilemma...JKris said:I personally prefer Pirlo and Rui Costa. Just as Portugal can play Figo and Rui.
Way better than Pirlo????kijj said:Rui all the way. when at form and not injured he is way better then pirlo and i mean way better. Pirlo is good but it will take many years for him to have the same skill as rui. and he might never be as good.