After SPAL defeated Juventus on Saturday, many have said how the Bianconeri didn’t present their best players for the match.
SPAL got a very important victory 2-1 against Juventus on Saturday’s Italian Lega Serie A fixture.
The team didn’t allow the Bianconeri to claim the Italian Scudetto, but for many people, this was because “Juve” didn’t field the best players for the game.
But according to SPAL’s coach Leonardo Semplici, Juventus fielded a very strong squad with “nine internationals!”
“We had to be impeccable to face Juventus at such a special point in their season, so we’re happy to have brought these three very important points home,” the manager told Football Italia.
“I read their team sheet and saw nine internationals, plus Bernardeschi who came on. They have little to do with the teams down the bottom.”
“They have many players who are difficult to beat easily. Let’s say the moment helped us but not the line-up, which didn’t include any naive players,” he continued.
“If we want to question the players present on the field were worse than those who are struggling to save themselves, we can say anything.”
He explained: “It’s not the first time that a little team have beat a big team. It’s clear that when it happens, it means the big team was lacking something, but it’ll happen again in the future.”
“It’s not an isolated case. Nine times out of 10 the big teams always win, but in Italian football, it happens that the small sides beat the big sides.”
“I don’t see any particular scandals, the moment counts for a lot and it can be an advantage when facing a team who aren’t fully focused,” he said.
“When these teams play at their maximum, they never lose.”
— SPAL (@spalferrara) April 13, 2019