Saturday February 27 2021
Barak jokes: 'Verona for the Scudetto'

Antonin Barak jokes Verona will ‘win the Scudetto’ when they reach their full potential after holding Juventus to a 1-1 draw.

The Bianconeri had taken the lead through Cristiano Ronaldo, set up by Federico Chiesa, but along with hitting the woodwork twice with Wojciech Szczesny fingertip saves, Verona clawed back an equaliser with Antonin Barak’s header.

“This is the key to our game, we are very aggressive and physically strong, then we can throw quality in as well. This is the way we play our football,” Barak told DAZN.

Hellas coach Ivan Juric gets the best out of his players and Barak reveals why.

“Juric makes me run! He is working with everyone, he talks to each player, wants to improve every single one. As a midfielder, for example, he wants me to push into the box and take shots. We have a lot of chances and need to improve our conversion rate.”

Juric said this Verona side is still only at 30 per cent capacity, so what happens when they reach 100?

“We win the Scudetto,” grinned Barak.