Wednesday February 14 2018
Sarri: ‘I didn’t watch Juventus’

Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri says what Juventus do in the Champions League “doesn’t interest me at all - yesterday I watched Manchester City”.

The Bianconeri are vying with the Neapolitans for the Scudetto, and blew a 2-0 lead against Tottenham Hotspur last night.

It has been suggested that Juve progressing in the Champions League could be to the Partenopei’s advantage, but their Coach isn’t interested in discussing the Old Lady.

“What they do in the Champions League doesn’t interest me at all,” Sarri shrugged, speaking to Sky.

“Yesterday I watched City because I like to see them. I hope, because they’re an Italian team, that the Bianconeri go through.”

Tomorrow Napoli themselves return to European action in the Europa League, but Sarri suggested in his pre-match Press conference he’s more focused on Serie A.

“We’re experiencing objective difficulties. We’ll have 18 players, with three goalkeepers, so we only have 15 players to choose from.

“We’ll need to do a bit of a balancing act, trying to be competitive while avoiding tiring certain players out.

“Considering a European game as though it were a friendly would be a terrible mistake.

“This season we’ve shown greater determination in the league, but we haven’t shown the same ruthlessness in other competitions.

“We need to bridge that gap with a leap in quality.”

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