Juventus were only able to get a draw when they travel to the San Siro in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semifinal earlier this morning. Even though the victory was a more expected outcome, coach Maurizio Sarri was still relieved, because his team had not lost any more.
Friday morning WIB (2/14), Juventus travel to the San Siro to face host AC Milan in the match titled Coppa Italia semi-final first leg. Despite playing as a guest team, on paper Juventus are clearly more favored win.
Sure enough, they appear to dominate since the first minute. But speaking of opportunities, AC Milan is no less deadly. They fired 11 shots on target throughout the match, where one of them managed to rip the nets of Gianluigi Buffon through Ante Rebic in the 61st minute.
Juventus almost lost, but in the end Cristiano Ronaldo successfully broke into the goal Donnarumma in injury time through the penalty spot. A 1-1 draw might be disappointing for Juventus, but coach Maurizio Sarri feels relieved when compared to defeat.
We conceded several goals that could be avoided, for example today the cross was very slow and in my view, easy to maintain. We played poorly in Verona, but got positive results,”
Sometimes we are too slow and we shouldn’t let Ibrahimovic into the penalty box. Even though he didn’t score, he was quite troublesome and we were not aggressive enough, “the manager told reporters.
Furthermore, the former Napoli coach admitted that his team did not appear convincing in the last three weeks. Also visible from the defeat when they visit the Maras Verona Verona last weekend.
However, Sarri was not worried about that fact at all.
I am not worried, because the only concern in life is health. This is a normal phase that must be passed. This is a sport, very dependent on the physical and psychological conditions of so many players,” he said.
As a result of the defeat of Verona last weekend, Juventus were displaced from the top of the Italian Serie A standings. Despite having the same number of points, Inter Milan have more right at the top because of the superior goal difference.