‘That’s fake news!’: Maurizio Sarri denies claims of a training ground bust-up with Miralem Pjanic as he insists Juventus star has a ‘decisive role’ to play for the team
- Maurizio Sarri denied suggestions of a training ground row with Miralem Pjanic
- Sarri insisted that the midfielder has an important part to play for Juventus
- Juventus, top of Serie A by one point, return to league action away to Bologna
Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has dismissed claims that he had a training ground bust up with Miralem Pjanic.
There were reports of a confrontation between Sarri and Pjanic, but the Italian insisted that the Bosnian midfielder is still a major part of his plans.
As reported by goal, Sarri said: ‘A row with him during the training session? That’s fake news. He’s one of the players I fielded the most this season and I have to rely on him, because he has a decisive role in the three-man midfield.’
Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri dismissed talk of a training ground row with Miralem Pjanic
Juventus, who were beaten by Napoli on penalties in the final of the Coppa Italia, return to Serie A action on Monday when they face Bologna away.
Sarri’s side are top of Serie A but there is little margin for error as they are just one point ahead of Lazio who are second.
Sarri insisted that Pjanic, who has been linked with a move away, is a key player for Juventus
Pjanic has been linked with a move away from Juventus ahead of the upcoming transfer window, with Barcelona and Chelsea mentioned as possible destinations.
This season Pjanic has featured prominently for Juventus – he has made 22 appearances in Serie A, scoring three times and providing four assists.
His contract at Juventus is set to run until the summer of 2023.
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