After the second international break of the season, Juventus returns on Saturday night to match up against a Bologna side looking to creep out of the bottom half of the table.
Sarri: "Bologna are a very dangerous team"
The press conference started with an injury update as Sarri revealed the Ramsey and Danilo will make a return to the squad after they both suffered minor injuries before the break. Whereas "Costa and De Sciglio are both progressing but they still haven't yet rejoined the group."
In terms of the line-up, we’ve come to associate Mr Sarri’s tactical formation of play to usually result in the 4-3-3 positioning. However, the manager admitted that we could see differences to the formation as the season continues.
"In view of each game and the circumstances we decide whether to use 4-3-3 or 4-3-1-2. The players have to be ready to adapt to both formations, just like they have done up to now."
The variations of the line-up will clearly be determined on a game-by-game basis but we could even see a change for this weekend’s fixture.
"Bologna are one of the sides who have impressed me the most in the first part of the season.
"The rankings in the table right now are not important, we have to concentrate putting in great performances. It's always difficult starting again after the international break, it's not easy for the players and there are a lot of risks."
When speaking specifically on the game at hand and the players available, Sarri was quick to mention the development of Cuadrado and Matuidi having to adjust to somewhat new roles in the past month.
“Blaise Matuidi is a player with extraordinary dynamism, with a great understanding of reading situations, as well as giving a lot to the team. He's someone who gives you balance and stability.
“Juan Cuadrado is making great strides forward from a tactical point of view, but he still needs to improve individually in defence. He needs more training in that role than as an attacker."
Upfront on Saturday, expect to see a double Argentinian strike-force as “Dybala and Higuain are both suitable to play against Bologna." Says the manager.