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Sarri: ‘Ronaldo has thigh strain’

September 23, 2019 - 2:56 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo is a doubt for Juve’s trip to face Brescia but Gonzalo Higuain is available, despite his nose injury at the weekend.

Maurizio Sarri also revealed that Brescia have impressed him so far and warned against underestimating Mario Balotelli.

“We still have to assess the conditions of the players for tomorrow,” Sarri explained at his press conference.

“Yesterday the team had a recovery session after the win against Verona. I still don’t know who will rest: Ronaldo had a little thigh strain yesterday, but it’s normal after three games in a week.

“From the medical reports, we’ll understand who needs a spot of rest between him, Matuidi and Bonucci.

“The team are developing well, we’re finding the right balance: the team’s ability to adapt to the philosophy of their Coach is, as I always say, something subjective.

“Brescia have impressed me and you can see that they’ve put in a lot of work: they’re organised, they play nice football and are dangerous.

“They have a lot of enthusiasm, so we have to be careful, and Balotelli’s debut can give even them even more of a buzz. We’re certainly dealing with a tricky match.

“Luckily Higuain didn’t suffer any fractures to his nasal septum, so he should be available. The only issue he had the other day was the blood that kept coming out of the nose.

“There’s nothing particularly different about the Juve world to the others. Worlds are created by people and I’m very happy with them.

“Certainly the need to pick up results is also present at other clubs, then comes the technical aspect: a Coach must learn the technical-mental characteristics of the players he has at his disposal, and you succeed by working together every day.

“I’ve seen practically none of the League, only the teams we’ve faced. I don’t have a picture of the general situation in mind, but I think it’s still more difficult than in previous years.”

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