Sunday July 21 2019
Sarri: Juve weren't as fit

Maurizio Sarri admits Juventus have to learn to ‘defend further forward’ after their 3-2 defeat but insists Tottenham Hotspur were fitter than his side.

Juve went 2-1 up in their International Champions Cup opener against Tottenham, but they were ultimately undone by Harry Kane’s lob from the halfway line. 

“It was a difficult game against a renowned team,” said Sarri after his first game in charge of the Bianconeri.

“They were quicker and more explosive, but they’re closer to the start of their campaign and closer to the right preparation.

“We need to defend further forward and not so deep. We did better in the second half, with better pressure and 20 minutes of good quality.

“We were naive with the balls we lost, but I think physical condition also counts for something.”

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