Juventus is now preparing for their crucial upcoming UEFA Champions League match against Lyon. However, they are tragically defeated by AS Roma with a 3-1 score during the last weekend of Serie A. And since then, Juventus manager belies that his team’s mental state is not up to the mark following the tragic loss.
The Italian side continued their unbeaten home run for 39 matches since April 2018. However, their Serie A success came to an end after Roma’s Diego Perotti scored twice and assisted Nikola Kalinic to secure three goals. And for Juventus, Argentine star Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal at the Allianz Stadium.
Maurizio Sarri believes Juventus is suffering from mental decline following the Serie A
While talking about the current situation of Juventus, manager Maurizio Sarri told Sky Sport Italia said, “A little fear can do us good. After Lazio we felt the championship was won and we had a mental decline,” and then added, “Now we have to be good at having an opponent’s consideration. We will start from 1-0 [down] and it will be very difficult in these conditions.”
He said, “I was surprised that they are very well physically. It doesn’t look like a team that hasn’t played in a long time.” Maurizio Sarri said, “We have to be good at recharging ourselves mentally. The physical ones recover in two or three days. We have pulled the plug for a few days and from Monday we will have to be good at recovering.”
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Juventus manager recently also talked about Paulo Dybala’s absence in the match against AS Roma. He said, “Paulo is doing quite well. Tomorrow we try to bring him to the field and see the reactions.” Recently, Ferran Torres talked about his move to Man City and told that he will follow the footstep of Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo.
He said, “From an early age I had two main references, one when I was very small and he arrived at Valencia and that was David Villa. Villa and David Silva the duo that took Valencia to such great heights,” and added, “But for me, Cristiano above all is a great reference not just because of the way he plays his football but also because of the way he carries himself away from football.”