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Monday September 16 2019
Moggi: Sarri bad for football!

Former Juventus director Luciano Moggi has hit out at Maurizio Sarri for “always looking for excuses. It’s bad for football.”

Sarri said after Juve’s 0-0 draw with Fiorentina that it was not easy to play in mid-afternoon heat and suggested that was to blame for Douglas Costa, Miralem Pjanic and Danilo all picking up knocks.

Inter boss and ex-Bianconero Antonio Conte responded by urging the former Napoli Coach to calm down as “he’s on the powerful side now.”

“He has the habit of always looking for excuses. He does it everywhere he goes,” Moggi told Radio Punto Nuovo.

“It’s bad for football and Conte was right to answer him that way. I’ve always thought that to change the game, it’s necessary to change the players, which he didn’t do.

“Juventus have great champions who can win a game at any moment, but their game won’t change.

“Allegri left because an era had ended and because they wanted to change a style of play that everyone attacked.”

The 82-year-old was then asked whether the Nerazzurri or Napoli were the Old Lady’s biggest rivals for the Scudetto.

“I believe Napoli and, above all, Inter are closest to Juventus. Napoli have strengthened and have a great Coach.”

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