Maurizio Sarri opens up on his hilarious reaction after Paulo Dybala stunner vs Atletico Madrid in their Champions League encounter on Tuesday night.
Juventus sealed the top spot in group D after their 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League match at Turin. The game was below par considering the quality of teams on display. However, Juventus secured victory after an outrageous free kick from Paulo Dybala.
Dybala was surprisingly given the responsibility of taking the free kick. The ball was placed just outside the box ; the angle to the net was almost impossible. Yet, Dybala beat one of the best goalkeepers in the world, Jan Oblak, to put Juventus ahead just before half-time.
Maurizio Sarri opens up on his hilarious reaction after Paulo Dybala stunner vs Atletico Madrid
Speaking to reporters after the match, Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri revealed that he had an interesting reaction which involved some swearing.
“Dybala scored a goal that nobody could have advised him to do,” Sarri said.
“The first thing that a coach says in that situation is: ‘Why the f*ck are you shooting from over there?’ And therefore, what he did was extraordinary.
“The applause was owed to him, for the performance but also for the technical skill which was extraordinary.”
Sarri on Dybala’s goal: The first thing a coach thinks is ‘what the f**k are you doing shooting from there?’ What he did was extraordinary. He deserved the round of applause for his performance and an extraordinary piece of skill
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No Problem with Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo, playing his first match for Juventus since his substitution in the AC Milan match, was ineffective in the night despite being extremely prolific for his country during the international break. When asked if Ronaldo was cut from the game due to the team’s style of play, Sarri replied:
“No, there was no problem with Ronaldo. The problem was the way we were occupying spaces.”
“In the first half Paulo was often playing far away from the goal. Cristiano was not playing in the centre and therefore we were never occupying the central spaces. We could have done this more with one of the two alternatively, when Paulo was going for the ball Cristiano could have played more in the centre and when Cristiano was out Dybala could have gone less for the ball.
“Otherwise we could have exploited that space with [Aaron] Ramsey, therefore we had some problem occupying spaces, rather than because we were cutting off players from the game.”
While Juventus realise that they could have done better, they will be satisfied with the win. With top spot in the group confirmed, they can now bring their focus back to the Serie A where Inter Milan are hot on their heels.
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