Mister Sarri and Blaise Matuidi were entrusted with analyzing the important victory at the Olimpico in Rome, which saw Juventus secure first place on the log in the halfway point of the season.
Post-match Roma-Juventus comments
“We played well for 60 minutes. It was necessary to take into account a little suffering when playing here against a team that has pace, acceleration and technique. It was almost inevitable. What I did not like was the management of the result, when instead there were the conditions to do wrong: when we managed to break away in a calm manner, we were three three against one on three occasions.
“We are happy because we scored three points on a very difficult field, putting in a good performance for good stretches; today we played deep in our area without wanting to go into the opponent's half of the pitch and that's a risk.
“Ramsey and Rabiot are doing well, they give impression that they are growing each game. Aaron has always scored with insertions, he has them in his DNA: for an Englishman to come and play with us is not easy, and, of course, he had a series of physical problems at the beginning. He had to wait and now I like how he is emerging, I am convinced that he will have a great second half campaign, like Rabiot.
“Today we were good defensively in the final third. I prefer to defend 30 meters ahead, but the situation was the same and I had to adapt by changing the formation in the final minutes.”
“It was not easy to play here against a great team. We did well for 60 minutes, then we suffered a bit more, but the important thing was to win. It can happen that we suffer and sacrifice something, that is football. We must work to get better on the field both in the defensive and in the offensive phase. We also had an opportunity to score a third goal… Today was an important victory, but the season is still long.”