The Scudetto won with Juve “was taken for granted and not celebrated”. “The management of Cristiano Ronaldo is difficult”. “Either Juve focuses on Dybala or sells him”. Maurizio Sarri, Lazio coach for a few weeks, breaks a long silence and Sportitalia, among the various themes, returns to the Juventus adventure: only one year in black and white embellished with the Scudetto and closed with an exemption. “The Scudetto won with Juve was taken for granted on the outside and perhaps a little on the inside. We won it without even celebrating it: everyone went to dinner on their own. Now I have seen that they celebrated a fourth place , this is the right year to go to Juve, after fourth place “, says Sarri. At Juve, “Ronaldo’s management is not easy: he is a multinational, there are personal interests that must be reconciled with those of the team. It is a difficult situation to manage. I consider myself a coach and not a manager, I enjoy much more. on the pitch. Ronaldo has more than 200 million followers on social media, it is something that goes beyond the individual club and the team. Then, of course, Ronaldo at the end of the year brings the numbers. ” At Juve, Sarri was able to count on an excellent Paulo Dybala. This year, the Argentinian didn’t make an impact with the black and white jersey. “Dybala is a champion, I don’t think it’s difficult to recover him. Now he has had a year full of injuries, he has never been in 100% physical condition. The moment has come when Juve either focuses on Dybala or sells him, “he says. With the Juve managers “‘there were normal discussions. I did not like that the team gave up after winning the Scudetto. The team absolutely had to shoot at maximum until the end of the championship to be ready for the Champions League match” with Lyon. “Unplugging was a mistake and I told everyone: managers and players.” Did you have fun at Juve? “I had a lot of fun in Naples and the last few months at Chelsea”. The thought goes to the 2017-2018 season, with the scudetto touched against Napoli. Juve won the tricolor thanks also to the 3-2 success against Inter in the final tournament. Years later, there is still talk of Pjanic’s non-expulsion which would have distorted the match: “As I went up from the TV room to the hotel room” after Inter-Juve “I saw some players cry, it was as if a dream had ended for Napoli on those questionable episodes “Now Sarri is back on the bench after a season off. “This year with the empty stadiums it was difficult to find the enthusiasm to return. Being out did not weigh on me, now the spectators are returning to the stadium and the desire is back”. Is it true that Napoli sought him out in January for a sensational second marriage? “There weren’t many prerequisites. To all the clubs that looked for me in January I said the same thing: I was available for July. In January, there was no real negotiation with Napoli.”
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