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Sarri: We will see a different Juventus against Lyon

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Juventus have not been at their best of late but Maurizio Sarri expects his side to be much better when they face Lyon in the Champions League this week.

Maurizio Sarri could only watch in disbelief as his side closed their Serie A campaign with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Roma.

The result meant the Bianconeri were on a poor run of form, winning only two out of their last five Serie A games.

Porosity at the back has been a major issue for Sarri this term. In fact, 43 goals conceded is the most Juventus have conceded in a single Serie A season over the past 10 years.

With a Champions League game just around the corner, the Italian manager has called on his side to move on from their recent defeats.

Juventus take on Lyon in their second-leg Champions League encounter on Friday and they must come from a 1-0 deficit to progress to the quarter-finals.

Sarri suggests his side’s poor form might be due to being crowned champions already hence he expects a better performance in the Champions League.

“We must recharge our mental and physical batteries. We did rather let go in the last few games, as perhaps after beating Lazio we felt as if the job was done, but it’s much harder to get that focus back,” Sarri told Sky Sport Italia.

“A little fear might do us good. We have to get back to feeling like it’s a real game with genuine consequences, but I have no doubts we will have a completely different attitude to the one we’ve seen in the last few games.”

Sarri was also asked what he had learned or improved most in himself this season, after winning his first Serie A title.

“I discovered patience. I was entirely lacking in it before, but now I seem to have found a little bit.”