23 Jul Maurizio Sarri blames Juventus’naivety and physiological condition’ for reduction to Tottenham
The trainer represented on a tough first match in charge of the Turin side as they went down 3-2 to Spurs on Sunday from the International Champions Cup
Maurizio Sarri advocated Juventus to reveal naivety on the chunk following Adrian Rabiot’s late parade caused a 3-2 loss to Tottenham at Singapore.
The Serie A champions succumbed to conquer in Sarri’s first game in charge courtesy of Harry Kane’s sublime lob over Wojciech Szczesny from in the centre circle at the third minute of additional time.
New signing Rabiot dallied on the ball and also encouraged a handle from Lucas Moura, where the ball spilled into Kane’s route, enabling him to evaluate exactly what he described as”probably among the greatest goals in my career”.
Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo previously scored to overturn Erik Lamela’s first-half opener, until Lucas equalised at the 65th moment.
“It was a tricky game, there’s a gap between us at our physical preparation,” Sarri informed reporters.
“Tottenham have gamers that have known each other for many years and at the first half that they looked faster, but it is normal.
“If we would like to reveal that our football we have to defend further ahead. In the first half we weren’t large enough up the pitch, and that made matters hard.
“From the second half we pushed and we did some great things, though we were naive with all the missing balls.
“However, I believe that can also be influenced by the amount of physical conditioning”
The International Champions Cup battle was the launching pre-season match for the two clubs.
Brand New signing Rabiot confessed that he has room for advancement after his introduction in Juventus colors, however, is optimistic about settling to the team.
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“It was the first match, so there’s still a great deal of work to do,” he explained. “Physically I want to develop, but I felt great playing my first match.
“We’re understanding each other quite well inside the team and together with the trainer.”
Juve return to actions against Serie A rivals Inter at China on Wednesday before traveling to Sweden to accept on Atletico Madrid on August 10.