Ancelotti commented on Pirlo in an interview a few days ago. He talked about his transformation of Pirlo's position and said: "Pirlo is the best organizational midfielder I have ever seen."
Ancelotti said: "Modern football needs a player to be able to adapt to multiple positions and require players to be more comprehensive. Just like 20 years ago, goalkeepers only need to control the ball and save the ball. Players in other positions only need to be in that position. It’s just fine, but now it’s different. Goalkeepers need good foot skills to participate in the delivery of the ball. Central defenders need to be able to adapt to the position of full-backs. Midfielders sometimes need to be a cameo defender."
"I have adjusted the positions of many players, the most successful of which is Pirlo. He used to be in the front position of the midfielder. I moved his position back to serve as the core of the delayed organization."
"Someone said I was crazy, but I always believed that Pirlo was the most suitable place to play. Pirlo is the best organizational midfielder I have ever seen."