Ninth consecutive league title for Juventus and first overall triumph for Maurizio Sarri at 61 after a long apprenticeship. Here are all the secrets of the Juventus coach.
Despite the criticisms received, like each of his predecessors on the Juventus bench, Sarri did not limit himself to winning the championship , he literally dominated it. In fact the tricolor, conquered with two rounds of advance , arrived at the end of a championship where Juve has always been at the top of the classification.
Tonight the bianconeri suffered the heat but in the end they bent Sampdoria thanks to the Scudetto goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardeschi .
There is a lot of Sarri in this triumph because the former Chelsea manager wanted to shape the team in his image and likeness with choices that led him to bicker often with his players.
In fact, in turn, Sarri was sent to that country by all three of his attackers . From Cristiano Ronaldo to Dybala, passing through Higuain. But in the end he was right. The Juventus coach has always minimized these reactions, as if insults entered him from one ear and came out from the other.
In short, Sarri has not only proved to be a great coach but also an excellent manager. In the face of those who feared that he would not be able to manage so many first women.
But let's move on to the main tactical innovations that he has been able to introduce in a Juventus that was already a winner.
Starting from the bass, Cuadrado's full-back move proved to be brilliant. In fact the Colombian has been able to do very well even a few meters of field behind his usual position.
Cuadrado fared in the defensive phase and represented added value in the offensive too. Between the posts, Sarri successfully alternated Szczesny, who was the team owner anyway, with Buffon, who thanks to the coach reached the historic record of appearances in Serie A.
At the center of the defense he was forced to give young people a lot of space because of Chiellini's serious injury. At the beginning, Demiral did very well. Even better than the overpaid De Ligt.
Then came the Turkish's serious injury and De Ligt had the personality of imposing himself on Bonucci's side. For the rest, the full-backs alternated by Sarri (Danilo, Alex Sandro and De Sciglio) also did very well.
In fact, as already said, Sarri has proved to be an excellent manager, his scientific turnover has paid almost always. In midfield, the coach knew how to make the bravest decisions. He used Pjanic a lot but then he gave the go-ahead because he believes Arthur more functional to his idea of the game.
The choice was also made because Sarri often placed Bentancur in the control room. The move proved successful because the young Uruguayan was among the best in the entire championship.
Then the former Chelsea manager was able to alternate successfully with the other midfielders, from the two newly acquired Rabiot and Ramsey, to the used Matuidi. Sarri had the inspiration, even if not with continuity, to also try Bernardeschi in the role of midfielder in the midfield (but the former Fiorentina was used mainly as an attacking outside).
Now the attack, the department where Sarri has been able to give his best, repeatedly unleashing the fury of his offensive players. In fact, the technician had a very specific idea and never changed it. In this he proved to be a fundamentalist but in the end he was right and that's what matters.
- The quarrels of Sarri. The one with Ronaldo ( here ), the one with Higuain ( here ) and the one with Dybala ( here ).
Like, are you the stars? Very well, but I decide how you have to play. The 'vaffa' of his players have not softened him in the least. For Sarri Dybala was to be the center forward of the team and so it was. In fact, the Argentine from false nine played an extraordinary season. Did Higuain have to catch his breath every now and then? And so it was and also the Argentine bomber has been able to make a realization contribution.
What about Ronaldo? He had to play outside like in Manchester. And so it was despite the reluctance of the Portuguese.
In fact, Sarri's most bitter arguments were with Cr7 but in the end the coach was right as the Portuguese risked setting the Serie A absolute record, demonstrating how he could score avalanches of goals in that position too.
Ronaldo would have liked to play in the center of the attack, as in the last few years of Madrid, to run less but had to roll up his sleeves for his own good and that of Juventus.
Douglas Costa and Bernardeschi, two players who have done very well by alternating in the delicate role of attacking outside, also deserve a mention. Delicate because Sarri requires a waste of energy from his offensive outsiders (see Callejon at the time of Napoli …).
Will Sarri open a cycle? It all depends on the Champions League. If he were to go out sensationally against Lyon, or in a humiliating way against City or Real, he could also be dismissed immediately because the true goal of the bianconeri is Europe. Football is like this, the border between triumph and dismissal is thin.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano