Revealed Jan 23, 2020
Maurizio Sarri is delighted with Juventus’ kind however acknowledges the crew should be higher than in seasons previous if they’re to once more retain their Serie A title.
The Bianconeri defeated Roma 3-1 within the Coppa Italia quarter-finals on Wednesday, scoring by Cristiano Ronaldo, Rodrigo Bentancur and Leonardo Bonucci earlier than half-time.
It was a fifth win in a row in all competitions for Juve, during which time they’ve constructed a four-point lead over Inter on the high of the league desk.
Sarri noticed proof of this successful mentality in opposition to Roma however acknowledged enchancment was required in a three-way title tussle with the Nerazzurri and Lazio.
“Profitable is changing into regular,” Sarri defined at a post-match information convention. “I am glad for the crew.
“However we do not have to have a look at the numbers as a result of will probably be tougher this yr. We will definitely must do higher than earlier years if we need to be aggressive within the league.”
Ronaldo took his 2020 tally to seven objectives in 4 video games, and Sarri lauded his “extraordinary” talisman whereas once more repeating a want to assist the Portuguese safe particular person honours.
“Ronaldo is in extraordinary bodily and psychological situation,” the pinnacle coach mentioned. “He’s persevering with at a powerful tempo and has extraordinary expertise.
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“He’s very nicely bodily. By way of explosiveness, he’s good. He takes nice care of the small print.
“Ronaldo is a champion, we need to assist him win the sixth Ballon d’Or, it could make us all glad.”
Juve’s subsequent league activity takes them to Sarri’s former membership Napoli, who’re struggling within the backside half of the desk.
“It will likely be a troublesome recreation. We should not take a look at their place within the desk,” Sarri added. “They’ve a powerful crew. They’re going by a troublesome time however have good gamers.
“From one standpoint, there are three factors at stake. From my standpoint, from a private standpoint, will probably be significantly particular as a result of I’m very near Napoli.”
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