“Ready? Impossible to say”
So many doubts, it could not be otherwise after such a particular period. Juventus and Milan will be the first teams to take the field and give answers: “If we’re ready, the pitch will tell us – Sarri explained – I think nobody can know where it is. For several reasons. The first is why we come from an abnormal interruption. In the summer players stay for 30 days and do it actively, swimming or tennis for example. This time the outage was passive. The boys were on the sofa and trained at home. We can not have certainties, also given the lack of friendlies. I can be satisfied with what I saw in training, but then the feedback in the game will be different. “The hope is to be able to count on a large squad:” Unfortunately, today we have had more on paper than on the pitch – recalls Sarri – there have been three or four long injuries, such as those of Chiellini, Demiral and Khedira, in addition to the stops of Rabiot and Ramsey “.
“Our goals go from CR7”
The use of Cristiano Ronaldo in this intense season finale will also be fundamental: “How did I find him? Physically he is quite well, clear that he also misses the games, the feeling of the pitch. He did a good job in training and the feeling is that the leg responds well. It’s a good thing because our future, and our three seasonal goals, pass by him“.
“Phenomenal Dybala. I spoke to Pjanic”
He will certainly be with Milan Paulo Dybala: “A phenomenal player – reiterates Sarri, called to re-study how to make him live with Ronaldo – our difficulty from a tactical point of view is only to make two atypical players play together. They can make a difference in any action, however, it is clear that it is not easy to make them coexist. There is a risk of having the opponent’s area a little empty, but it is a pleasant difficulty. ” Who will probably leave the bench is Pjanic: “I found it much better than when we interrupted the season – says the Juventus coach – I talked to him a lot, he’s an extraordinary player. He cannot afford to have 4 or 5 races below the level he has had. And he agrees with me. He went into mental difficulty after a couple of crooked games. But one has to convince himself that he is a great player. Even adults can make mistakes, but they do it once or twice. Then they raise their heads. ”
“For the Scudetto there is also Inter”
Juve is preparing to experience the final sprint of a very long season. In the championship he is first, immediately after here is Lazio. More detached Inter, but nothing at all: “With 13 games to play, the Nerazzurri must also be considered – underlines Sarri – this will be a beginning with many unknowns, losing points can be very easy “. finally the Champions League, with the Lyon – opponent of the bianconeri – who will not return to the field as football has been definitively stopped in France. Hence the fierce controversy of Aulas, worried about arriving in Turin for the return of the round of 16 with a too large preparation deficit: “But is it better to play a game after 5 months or do it after 14 games in 40 days? – Sarri asks – a long inactivity is paid, but if three games were played within a week. In a dry match, no. ”