TORINO – Maurizio Sarri breathes a sigh of relief for the draw of his Juve against Atalanta, but still does not want to hear about the championship: “We faced one of the best teams in Europe, in shape – says the Juventus coach to Dazn – we wanted the ball too long. We took two goals on a lost ball, playing with Atalanta is different, we did well in the second half, deserving the result, at a certain moment I also thought of to be able to win. It is an important point, but it weighs a point. Before, we had 7 points, now 8“. When asked if you feel more peaceful for the title, Sarri smiles: “No, also because there is a Florentine proverb about tranquility….“. And from Dazn’s study, not without irony, they confirm that that proverb also exists in Rome.
The exclusion of Pjanic
On the offensive phase against Atalanta, Sarri says: “It was a difficult race for the attackers, less for Cristiano Ronaldo, Dybala likes to come up. In the final part we tried with Higuain that he could open spaces. Pjanic was not very well and we made different choices, I didn’t want to run the risk of an injury“. Then compare the lost game with Milan and the tie with i Nerazzurri of Gasperini: “In the second half we put more energy and ran further. It was clear that there would be difficult moments, they came from nine wins, a problem for everyone. I have no doubt that we had no physical problem in Milan, it was a fainting. Tonight we were less brilliant from a physical point of view but we did well as an outfit“.
Bonucci: “It is important to keep the pursuers away”
“Today it was important to try to win, but taking home one point keeps Lazio and Atalanta away. The team has done a great job of sacrifice, team spirit is what we must have. Tonight what we have to look at is the result: it is a point towards the Scudetto: you win thanks to these results“. These are the words of Leonardo Bonucci to Dazn after the draw against Atalanta: “It is always hard to play against them. It was too important to bring the result home, it is a very important point that keeps pursuers away“. A fundamental draw for the bianconeri, who are expected on Wednesday from another complicated match against Sassuolo:”Now we recover our energies and think about the next race, we meet two teams playing well one after the other. In Reggio Emilia it will be difficult to bring home the result”, Concludes Bonucci.