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Sarri reveals De Ligt will play against Tottenham

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The Juventus coach says the new signing will “certainly play a part of the game” ahead of the friendly match against the Spurs.

Juventus new signing Matthijs de Ligt is set to play his first minutes with the Bianconeri tomorrow when they face Tottenham Hotspur.

And according to coach Maurizio Sarri, de Ligt will “certainly play a part of the game.”

“So far he hasn’t trained with his teammates,” Sarri told Football Italia.

“He’ll certainly play a part of the game though.”

He explained: “We need to work to find the identity of our game because we want to become a team with a strong identity.”

“Then we’ll try and ensure that leads us to win.”

“We’re behind Tottenham [in terms of pre-season preparations] but tomorrow night I want to see a team with the right mentality,” Sarri said.

“Cristiano Ronaldo has won everything on an individual and collective level starting from slightly out on the left.”

“The first attempt will be to start him from that position, but given his quality, it wouldn’t make any difference to move him 10 meters,” he concluded.