Juventus had ‘total blackout’ in Milan defeat, says Maurizio Sarri

July 8, 2020
By: Daniel Orme

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has suggested that his team switched off with a ‘total blackout’ in their 4-2 defeat against AC Milan despite being in total control of the match for the large majority.

It looked like the Old Lady were going to extend their lead at the top of the Serie A table to ten points after goals from Adrien Rabiot and Cristiano Ronaldo early in the second half saw them claim the initiative. However, they buckled at the San Siro, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Franck Kessie, Rafael Leao and Ante Rebic securing a dramatic history for the hosts.

After watching his side throw away victory, Sarri was lost for words as to how Juventus managed to lose the match but has appealed to his players to put it out of their minds.

Talking to DAZN, he said: “I think our first 60 minutes were world class. We were in total control and had this blackout. There’s not even much use thinking too much about it, because we have another game in three days.

“We had a total blackout for 15 minutes. It has happened to other teams in this period. We have to take the positives from the game, which are that we were in total control for an hour.

“It’s usually not even possible to find the reasons for these inexplicable blackouts.”

The reigning champions will be aiming to get back on track on Saturday in another tough clash as they take on Atalanta. Juventus can be backed at a price of 1/1 with William Hill to win the match.

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