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Sarri – Juventus lost because they wanted to win too much

Udinese Calcio v Juventus - Serie A
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Maurizio Sarri believes his Juventus side tried too hard to win the game against Udinese and it the end that is why they lost.

We have all heard a manager say his team “didn’t want it enough,” that the team didn’t give it their all and the result was ultimately defeated. Well now according to Maurizio Sarri you can want to win too much and that can cause defeat as well.

Juventus blew the chance to confirm themselves as Serie A champions for the ninth successive season after falling to a shock defeat to Udinese.

The Bianconeri has been a mere shadow of their dominant selves under Maurizio Sarri. Although the Italian tactician has brought results, it has not been in the devastatingly dominant way that we have become accustomed to seeing from Juventus.

Today his side threw away a one-goal lead from the first half and lost by way of an injury-time effort from Fofana who exposed the opposition’s fatigue in the 92nd minute.

In an interview reported by the club’s official website, Sarri insists that his players went for broke and that is what ultimately cost them the win.

He said:

“We lost order, even after the draw, because we wanted to win at all costs. In this way, we took the game to a dangerous level, and after the ninetieth, we lost it.”

“In this period we are tired, physically, and above all mentally, and it is a problem common to all.”

“For this reason, being aggressive is something more tiring and therefore now what matters most is order, because the inertia of a game changes very easily. It is difficult to keep it throughout the race and sometimes, like today, we lose it.”

“At the moment I don’t think about the Champions League, in my head, there is only Sampdoria and the race on Sunday: we have to be” on the spot “in the championship, then we will think about the Cup.”

Juventus would be aiming to get back to winning ways when they host Sampdoria on Sunday.