Ronaldo, Dybala & Higuain trio yet to convince Juventus boss Sarri

Ronaldo, Dybala & Higuain trio yet to convince Juventus boss Sarri

Juventus’s  coach Maurizio Sarri is reluctant to start Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain in a star-studded front line.

Higuain looked set to leave Juventus in the close-season but, having worked under Sarri at both Napoli and Chelsea,Higuain has been given a prime role in the team.

Gonzalo Higuain  has featured in five of Juventus’s six Serie A games this season, making four starts, though he has only managed one goal – scoring in a 4-3 win over his and Sarri’s former club Napoli in August.

Ronaldo and Dybala were preferred for Saturday’s meeting with SPAL,with the latter teeing up his strike partner for a late goal in a routine 2-0 victory.

However, the duo had fought a lot to link up to much effect before Ronaldo’s headed effort, Dybala having picked out his team-mate only once in the first half as Juve failed to make their dominance count for more than Miralem Pjanic’s stunner.

Despite his side having displayed some wasteful finishing in recent days, Sarri has no plans to throw his three star forwards onto the pitch from the start of games just yet.

“Playing Cristiano, Dybala and Higuain all together from the start is an interesting suggestion,” Sarri told a news conference ahead of Juve’s Champions League match with Bayer Leverkusen.

“Ramsey has surprised me in his recovery from injury, and he was included very quickly in the team,” Sarri added.

“I believe, however, he still has a lot of room to improve. I see a great level of application during training, which gives me hope.

“In the last two games, the ease of dribbling has increased. Now we need to speed it up and improve our scoring.”

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David Mukherjee

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