Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has played down the significance of the 2-1 over Inter Milan and says there is a long way to go in the Serie A title race. There have been suggestions that Inter, now coached by Antonio Conte, could be the team to topple Juve and end their period of dominance in Italy.
The two sides met for the first time on Sunday, with many pundits believing the result would be a huge marker for what will happen in the remainder of the campaign.
It was the Bianconeri that came out on top as striker as Paulo Dybala firstly cancelled out a strike by Lautaro Martinez to level matters, before Gonzalo Higuain came off the bench and grabbed the winner late on.
It inflicted a first defeat of the season on Inter, as Juve jumped above them to take top spot in the Serie A standings.
However Sarri is refusing to get carried away and says there is still a long way to go in the race for the Scudetto.
“Overtaking (Inter) at this time has little meaning,” Sarri said. “What matters is the performance and character shown against a strong team, which had always won up to this moment. We entered the game with a good approach, and we deserved to win.”
Sarri also said that Juve are a work in process and need to dominate possession better in games. “From this point of view, we have already taken important steps,” he added.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.