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Juventus boss Sarri explains Higuain 'fighting' man-management

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has explained his man-management of Gonzalo Higuain.

The pair have also worked together at Napoli and Chelsea.

Sarri said, “I always read that I fight with everyone, when actually the only person I fight with is Higuain.

“I don't know why that is, but it's always been the case. Maybe it's because he needs a rather aggressive counterpoint to bring out the best in him.

“Mentally he's fine but physically I don't know how much he can take because he's been on and off lately.

“He needs pampering one day and beating against a wall the next! When he's feeling down, he needs caring for.

“When he's on a high, he must be brought down a peg because he can get too carried away."

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