Pochettino understands why Sarri left Chelsea for Juventus

By Seng Foo 19 July 2019 155
Pochettino understands why Sarri left Chelsea for Juventus
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino empathised with Maurizio Sarri's decision to leave Chelsea for Juventus.

Despite helping the Blues win the UEFA Europa League last season, the Italian departed for Turin in June after just one year at Stamford Bridge.

For the first time since Sarri left the Premier League, the two managers meet on Sunday when Tottenham face Juventus in an International Champions Cup clash in Singapore.
Ahead of the encounter, the Spurs boss believed Sarri's move made sense and backed him to guide the defending Serie A champions to win more silverware.

"I haven't talked to him about how he feels yet [about the move]," Pochettino said during a pre-match press conference.

"We have a great relationship when he was at Chelsea.

"For an Italian coach, Juventus are one of the biggest clubs in the world, so for sure it is a dream for him to be there and accept the offer.

"I think he is a great coach and Juventus are a great club, so with them in the mix, they will have great success."

As for Sunday's match, Pochettino confirmed that his star players such as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min would play against Juventus at the National Stadium.

"For sure, they are here for the preseason to play.

"To our fans [in Singapore], relax, all of our players will be involved in the first half or the second half," he said.

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