The Old Lady has a lead of four points at the top of the Serie A table.
Juventus extended their lead in the Serie A as they beat Parma 2-1 at home. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in either half to help his team in taking a four-point advantage over Inter Milan who drew against Lecce on Sunday. Head coach Maurizio Sarri was pleased with the performance of the team.
The goal Parma scored came from an error off Ronaldo when he failed to mark Andreas Cornelius and was outjumped. Talking about it, Maurizio Sarri told Sky Sport Italia, “We have a champion who sometimes creates a problem for you but solves 100 of them. The rest of the team has to revolve around him.”
Maurizio Sarri did convey his disappointment over Ronaldo missing a few of the chances as he urged that the team should focus on sealing the win as early as possible.
He said, “The mental intensity can be improved, even the management of certain moments of the matches. I don’t even like dribbling in our own half in the last few minutes.”
“I would prefer to concede a goal on the counter-attack than in our own penalty area.
“Putting Higuain on at 2-1 was a clear message to the team: let’s end the game.”
Talking about the title race, Maurizio Sarri expressed, “I have a fear for other things, not for football. Concern? Even that [would not describe it].”
“We are talking about sports. We know we have two very strong opponents. One is in an amazing moment that will hopefully not last long.”
Juventus will host AS Roma on 22nd January in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia and then will travel to Napoli on Sunday.