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Serie A: Sarri speaks on why Juventus lost to Udinese

Maurizio Sarri has revealed why Juventus lost 2-1 to Udinese which denied them the chance to seal a ninth Serie A title.

The lead by Juventus in the first half and through Matthijs de Ligt was overtaken by goals from Ilija Nestorovski and Seko Fofana at the Dacia Arena.

According to Sarri, Juventus lost the match because of their mentality “to win at all cost”.

“This is what has been happening lately, we’ve lost our organisation and shape,” Sarri told Sky Sport Italia.

“After a good first half we wanted to win it at all costs and we were messy, making the game more dangerous. We lost it in the 92nd minute because we wanted to win at all costs.

“It is difficult [to find balance], we are all more tired and teams struggle to be aggressive. Organisation is now more important than aggression.

“In the first half, we did well. After the equaliser, we had a bad reaction. We had to play with more serenity.

“It’s difficult to keep up mentally and physically for 90 minutes. We must learn from these lessons and try to fix it.”

On the team’s defensive record, Sarri said: “We have also had 12 penalties against – it’s not a number that great teams usually suffer.

“But it has increased for everyone, it’s reached an all-time record, even if we have increased more in percentage terms.

“We have missed Giorgio Chiellini all season. In the long run, you feel the absence of his personality, which would have been more than useful.

“The season has gone like this because of injuries, but we have to keep going.”

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