Maurizio Sarri has admitted that Juventus‘ tight schedule in the Serie A could lead to injury problems for his star forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala. The Portuguese forward has played every single minute since the Serie A has restarted, while Argentinian forward Dybala has started each match.
“It’s likely that they can start again [against Genoa],” he told a news conference.
“It’s clear that if they play every game, in two or three matches we may have a problem, but I don’t think there is any risk for them to suffer some sort of fatigue right now. In the long run though we need to have [Gonzalo] Higuain fit and able to play a large part of the game, this will become essential at some point.”
After Juventus beat Lecce 4-0, Sarri admitted Ronaldo is slowly getting back into his old form. “Cristiano now can play with a good fit. He needs to improve after the break and he is doing so match after match,” Sarri said. “He needs to play a lot. In the future we will find the way to preserve him across matches or for some matches.”