Sacchi casts doubts about Juventus' chances in Europe

Legendary Italian coach Arrigo Sacchi doesn't think much of Juventus's chances to win the UEFA Champions League, saying it only plays for 15 minutes and then just defends and counters the rest of the time.

“I like Juventus very much when they take the initiative," he said, "but they only play like that for 15 minutes and then retreat, just defend and seek the counter-attack." They’re not making the most of their attacking potential or feeding the strikers. I would love to ask [Coach] Max Allegri why they do that. I fear it is a physical issue, so the team cannot handle playing in a certain way for an entire half of soccer. Many Juventus fans ask me the same question and I’d honestly love to know.”

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