Saturday September 28 2019
Valdifiori: 'Sarri started with me'

Mirko Valdifiori urges SPAL to ignore “negativity” against Juventus and is glad to meet up with Maurizio Sarri again.

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“It is a difficult moment where the results aren’t coming and there have been a few too many injuries, but we can’t let ourselves get caught up in negativity,” the midfielder told Sky Sport Italia.

“We are here in a great stadium against a strong side and we must focus on giving our all to build on the positives.”

Valdifiori famously worked with Juve Coach Sarri at Empoli and then Napoli.

“We launched each other’s Serie A careers at Empoli, so that was a very important time together. We then went our separate ways, but I wish him all the best.”

At that time, Sarri was still using a 4-3-1-2 formation with Valdifiori as trequartista, but changed to 4-3-3 at Napoli to accomodate Lorenzo Insigne.

Now the tactician has gone back to that system at Juve with Aaron Ramsey in the 'hole' behind two strikers.

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