Massimiliano Allegri has warned his Juventus gamers they can not afford to lose floor on Serie A leaders Napoli by dropping factors towards Sassuolo.
The reigning Italian champions host inconsistent Sassuolo on Sunday after stringing six straight league wins collectively to chop Napoli’s result in only one level.
However head coach Allegri is cautious of a Sassuolo aspect who had been bolstered within the January switch window by the arrival of striker Khouma Babacar from Fiorentina.
Allegri advised juventus.com: “We’ve to take all three factors as there may be nonetheless an extended solution to go.
“We can not lose floor on Napoli, as a result of the whole lot will likely be determined in the previous few rounds of the season, throughout which we are going to play three matches towards rival golf equipment (Napoli, Inter Milan and Roma).
“So tomorrow we must win, attacking them proper from the start.
“Sassuolo have good gamers, particularly going ahead, and bodily they are going to be enriched by the arrival of Babacar.
“They’ve managed to attract with Roma and beat Inter lately.”
Allegri want to see extra from his 90 million euro striker Gonzalo Higuain, who has solely contributed 10 targets within the league to date.
He stated: “Higuain is in fine condition and might nonetheless enhance. A while in the past he was doing effectively, and that was good for everybody.”
The Tuscan tactician will run the rule over Federico Bernardeschi, who took a knock throughout Juve’s Coppa Italia victory over Atalanta in midweek, whereas Douglas Costa is unlikely to function.
Paulo Dybala is a way off recovering from a hamstring harm however Allegri teased that the Argentinian ahead would possibly return towards Tottenham within the Champions League later this month.
Defender Edoardo Goldaniga is suspended for 14th-placed Sassuolo, who’ve did not win any of their final 4 matches after recording three straight wins that steered them away from the relegation zone.
Boss Giuseppe Iachini stated: “We’re prepared for the match. The numbers communicate for themselves – Juve are a really robust crew who’ve had lots of success through the years. Allegri has stepped them up one other gear.
“They’re used to taking part in each three days, they’ve that have and the physicality. We might want to play an ideal match towards them.”