Sarri: I have the support of the club
On Thursday at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, in the first round of the Italian Cup semi-final, Juventus will face the Milan squad. The Bianconeri have won it four times in the last five years. On the eve of the challenge with the Rossoneri coach Maurizio Sarri of the “old lady” made it clear that he had the full support of the team.
First of all the Juventus coach confessed that the dinner with club president Andrea Agnelli was scheduled after the match with Fiorentina. But was simply postponed due to the club’s number 1 commitments, while Sarri himself was busy with his work.
Humorously, the Neapolitan coach explained that they have dinner with the president but not often. However, the 61-year-old highlighted Andrea Agnelli’s continued desire to show Turin’s best restaurants.
Sarri explained that the president never talks about certain matches, but simply about football in general. However, as for the squad, the Neapolitan veteran said he was often surprised by the results, as the team said he was well-trained and energetic. The reigning champions coach added that many times the team unblocks the matches and scores first. But perhaps the technical staff should do more to manage these situations.
For the veteran, players have some sort of psychological blockage at such moments, however proudly Maurizio Sarri added that the lineup he runs is in full compliance with seasonal targets and in this part of the season is in play for all competitions. According to Sarri, the problem of managing the advantage is a problem that needs to be resolved quickly, because it is precisely the cup duel with Milan, a team that according to Juventus coach has improved significantly over the last month, which was confirmed in the derby.
For the 60-year-old, the Rossoneri lost the derby in a controversial way, however, Sarri expects the meeting with Milan to be extremely complicated, as all Juventus teams are motivated even more.
Regarding the request for help after the defeat to Verona at Bentegodi, Maurizio Sarri made it clear that it was a phrase that referred to most of the leading players, as there were many in the team.
The 60-year-old explained that he has made a reevaluation of the players and player characteristics he has available and after the injury of Brazilian Douglas Costa the Juventus coach said the team could return to the 4-3-1-2 lineup.
Regarding midfielder Miralem Pjanic Sarri said that in general it is a dynamic footballer but without any particular acceleration of the game. However for the 29-year-old Bosnian veteran he is facing the usual fluctuations that normally occur during the season. so maximum after two weeks he expects number 5 to return to play the same as before, to give the best on the field.
Sarri made it clear that Cristiano Ronaldo will rest when the Portuguese needs it and sees fit. But he also defended Uruguayan midfielder Bentancur for a mistake that he believes could happen to anyone. While Ramsey, the Neapolitan coach stressed that the Welshman is improving both physically and in confidence. The quarterback Giorgio Chiellini has played for 50% in the youth ranks against a dilettante lineup and is well on his way to recovering for the most important part of the season.