Friendlies: Sarri reacts to his side’s 3-2 defeat by Tottenham in Singapore


Sarri reacts tot defeat by Tottenham in SingaporeJuventus fell 3-2 to Tottenham in Singapore on Sunday when Harry Kane kicked Adrian Rabiot’s late lapse halfway over Wojciech Szczesny to back of the net and manager, Maurizio Sarri reacting urged his team to show less naivety.

The Serie A champions picked their first defeat under Sarri when Rabiot dallied on the ball and invited a tackle from Lucas Moura.

The ball then spilled into Kane’s path, allowing him to score what he described as “probably one of the best goals in my career”.

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Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo earlier scored to overturn Erik Lamela’s first-half opener, before Lucas equalized in the 65th minute.

”It was a difficult game, there is a difference between us in our physical preparation.

”Tottenham have players who have known each other for years and in the first half they seemed quicker, but it’s normal.

”If we want to show our football we must defend further forward. In the first half we weren’t high enough up the pitch, which made things difficult.

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”In the second half we pressed better and we did some good things, even though we were naive with the lost balls.

”But I think this is also affected by the level of physical conditioning,” Sarri told reporters.


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