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Sarri Says Juventus Need to Enjoy Themselves


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Mon, 30 Sep 2019 20:03 GMT

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri says Juventus need to lighten up and relax in order to end their 24-year streak of no trophy.

The Former Napoli and Chelsea coach will manage his first home Champions League game for his new club against Bayer Leverkusen after drawing 2-2 in his first game away at Atletico Madrid earlier this month.

AFP reported that the 60-year-old said Juventus need to lessen the pressure on themselves in order to end their long wait for a European trophy.

"The Champions League is really the top for a player and coach, but at the same time we should also have fun," Sarri told a pre-match press conference in Turin.

"At the moment it's difficult for Italian teams to be among the favourites. English teams are favourites for obvious reasons, but we should be easier on ourselves.

The idea is to really cheer up a little bit."

Juventus have won Serie A for the last eight years in a row, but this season they trail two points behind Inter Milan, who have won all six of their opening games so far.

Sarri led Chelsea to Europa League title last season, and he is hoping to win his second European trophy in the space of two years with the Italian champions.