Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has claimed that his team made three to four huge mistakes in their win over Bologna and also asked Matthijs de Ligt to stop being so critical of himself.
The Old Lady continued their unbeaten run in Serie A with a 2-1 win over Bologna. Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Miralem Pjanic helped the Turin outfit claim all three points but it wasn’t a flawless game, as per Sarri.
The Italian stated that while defensive errors shouldn’t be talked about, it is the mistakes while building up play that concern him the most.
"Defensive deficiencies are not what should be talked about, given that their chances came right after we lost the balls, but about deficiencies in the buildup and of losing the ball,” as reported by Gianluca di Marzio.
Maurizio Sarri is nothing like Max Allegri: “I told the lads we mustn’t try to control a game, sit on a lead or be comfortable, because otherwise we leave ourselves in these risky situations to the very end. Maintenance mode is never good." https://t.co/fAcPRltMbo #Juventus pic.twitter.com/1QeBQqmxNv— footballitalia (@footballitalia) October 19, 2019
“We played a good match with 3-4 huge errors which were partly technical and partly mental, the errors seen from the outside give the impression of weaknesses, they are mental errors, however.”
Juventus signed quite a few big names in the summer with Matthijs de Ligt being one of them. He hasn’t been able to replicate his Ajax form at Turin, however, and recently suggested he doesn’t feel invincible anymore after moving to Italy.
Sarri, however, has called for him to stop being so critical of himself and also added that Adrien Rabiot is not yet fit to play 90 minutes.
“De Ligt? He needs to stop being critical of himself, he is doing well considering all the challenges of a 19-year-old coming to Italy. Rabiot is growing but can't go 90 yet,” the 60-year-old said, before signing off.