Sarri: ‘No three man defence’

September 27, 2019 - 3:20 pm

Maurizio Sarri has ruled out the idea of fielding a three-man defence against SPAL tomorrow while calling for patience when evaluating Adrien Rabiot.

The Bianconeri are without Danio, Mattia De Sciglio and Alex Sandro which prompted the suggestion of Juve fielding a 3-5-2 once again.

“It’s difficult for me to consider playing with three defenders at the back,” Sarri told the press. “We have tried out other solutions and tomorrow we will decide.

“Daniele Rugani is a player who can become important, it’s up to him to make the most of the opportunities.”

Andrea Bazagli has returned to the Juventus set up, working as part of Sarri’s technical coaching staff.

“I had already spoken with Andrea Barzagli back in June and we are very happy to have him back amongst the staff. His first assignment will be to look after the defensive phase of some of the players.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is world-class, and Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala have the technical qualities and can work together with him, in pairs and as a three in certain stages of the match.

“Different players can play in behind, like Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi. The formation that we are using right now is born out of necessity.

“Adrien Rabiot has never played in 2019, you have to have a little patience….already in the second half of Brescia he did better. He has great qualities, technically strong.

“The game against SPAL is a difficult one. I think they will come here with a good attitude and want to put in a great performance.

“We will certainly improve our approach to games.”

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