Maurizio Sarri has ruled out starting Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala in the same Juventus side for now. Juventus continue to shine this season and were on top form again as they crushed Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in their Champions League Group D encounter.
Higuain and Ronaldo both started and were on the scoresheet, while Federico Bernardeschi got the other at the Allianz Stadium.
Dybala came on in the 83rd minute to replace Higuain and made an immediate impact as he set up Ronaldo for his goal, and there has been talk of Sarri starting all three together.
However the Italian tactician is reluctant to do so as he believes it will upset the balance of his team. “If I am sitting in a bar, it seems like a good idea to me too. If I am on the bench, then I have to take the balance of the side into consideration,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “If the team in future finds a great deal of balance, then we can try it, but right now that seems premature.”
In any case Bernardeschi will take some shifting from the side as he staked his own claim for regular starts with an impressive performance against Leverkusen, while he is also catching the eye in training. “I liked the way Bernardeschi trained over the last few days, Aaron Ramsey needed a rest, and we knew his pace would be of use,” Sarri added.
“It was difficult, as Bayer love possession and they are not easy to face, so they took a lot of energy out of us in the first half. After the break, they slowed down a little and we took control.”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 The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.