‘Juventus are cursed’ – Sarri says Previous Girl unfortunate in Champions League elimination
The Previous Girl merely did not have luck on their facet throughout their continental marketing campaign, in accordance with their supervisor
Maurizio Sarri believes Juventus are “cursed” within the Champions League after their exit by the hands of Lyon on Friday.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace helped Juve to a 2-1 win in Turin, however they fell within the last-16 tie on away targets after a 2-2 mixture draw.
Memphis Depay had given Lyon the lead within the second leg earlier than Ronaldo’s double, with Juve’s watch for a primary Champions League title since 1996 to go on.
Sarri, who’s below rising strain on the helm, stated the Serie A champions had been cursed within the competitors.
“We’re out of a contest the place we gained six out of eight video games we performed, we drew one and misplaced one. That implies that in eight matches we obtained 19 factors,” he advised a information convention.
“If there have been a Champions League desk we’d be first or second. As an alternative, we’re out. That is why I really feel extremely unhappy. It makes me perceive that on this competitors Juventus are cursed.
“If I weren’t so bitter, I might get out of this match with a smile on my face, as a result of I noticed the lads in fine condition once more, they gave all they’d, they fought till the tip, they put their coronary heart and soul into the match. I appreciated it.”
Lyon and Juventus had been each awarded controversial penalties through the second leg, with Depay and Ronaldo changing.
Sarri felt the spot-kick given to Lyon was “loopy” as he rued the first-leg away loss.
“We performed a superb match. In a match the place we needed to come from behind, we discovered ourselves one purpose down due to a loopy penalty, as a result of in my view it should not even have arrived to the field as a result of I feel there was a transparent sufficient foul on [Gonzalo] Higuain. And the penalty itself I feel it’s debatable,” he stated.
“The referee was clearly unfit for a state of affairs like this, as a result of for us to concede that purpose was wish to concede two targets. We had been good as a result of we stayed into the sport and turned the match round, however we spent plenty of vitality.
“We had two or three probabilities to attain in the direction of the tip with headers from Cristiano Ronaldo, Higuain and I feel [Leonardo] Bonucci, so I feel we had been near the qualification.
“If we now have to have a remorse it must be for our efficiency within the first half at Lyon. At these ranges, it’s one thing you pay for.”
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