Juventus boss Sarri aims provocation at Milan while reflecting on Coppa Italia semi-final

By Oliver Fisher -

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has aimed a dig at AC Milan by claiming his side didn’t need their best efforts to reach the Coppa Italia final.

Ten-man Milan emerged from Turin empty handed despite a battling performance against Juventus, who reached the Coppa Italia final on away goals.

Sarri spoke at a press conference on Tuesday on the eve of the final against Napoli and returned to Friday’s semi-final which ended 0-0 with some provocative words towards the Rossoneri.

“It was a match conditioned by many factors: the physical condition, the few difficulties that Milan could bring us and the result in our favour,” he said (via MilanLive).

“This is why we didn’t go to our maximum, there were all the conditions to go to the final without exerting everything.”

Of course Sarri is insinuating that Juventus got to the final with only as much effort as was needed, which was enough given the suspensions of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Samu Castillejo and Theo Hernandez.

The major drama in the game came in the 17th minute when Cristiano Ronaldo saw a penalty well saved by Donnarumma, before Ante Rebic saw straight red within seconds for a dangerous high boot. Milan battled hard, but couldn’t find the away goal.

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