Winning the Champions League looks like an ambitious project owned by Juventus now. The coach, Maurizio Sarri, tried to lighten the burden borne by the foster children.
During the coaching Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus made it to the Champions League final twice. The opportunity came in 2015 and 2017.
Unfortunately, their struggle always foundered at the hands of the Spanish giants. First, they were beaten by Barcelona, then lost when they met Real Madrid two years ago.
Juventus have done everything possible to win the trophy from this prestigious event. One of them is by presenting Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid in 2018. But last season, their trip foundered in the quarter-finals.
Juventus Should Not Be Ambitious
The ambitious burden is increasingly haunting Juventus. This year, most of their fans continue to demand that they win the Champions League immediately. The club itself has done what it can to strengthen the team.
The pragmatic scheme adopted by Allegri proved to be a failure, although twice Juventus made it to the Champions League final in the era. This time, they tried to present an attractive attacking game according to Sarri’s strategy.
But Sarri himself was reluctant to make the Champions League an ambitious project. In the meantime, the goal is to get away from the group phase. Unlike the expectations of many people who want to see Juventus reach the final.
“The only target I attach to myself is to qualify from the group stage, and then we will see again later. We have to be more cheerful while in the field. Champions League should not become an obsession,” said Sarri as quoted by Goal.
Champ the English Team
Juventus are not the only Italian team to improve as far as possible in the Champions League. Two other giant clubs, Napoli and Inter Milan, also patched their weaknesses throughout the transfer market last summer.
But Sarri is still not convinced that there will be an Italian team that will come out as champions this season. The former Chelsea coach believes the English team will talk a lot.
“Now, it is very difficult for the Italian team to be the strongest candidate in the Champions League: for me, the English team is superior,” he said.