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Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri will welcome Napoli jeers

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri expects to be jeered by Napoli fans at the San Paulo on Sunday.

It will be the first time he's returned to his former club since leaving for Chelsea.

“It is a special game for me, but we mustn't spend too much energy on personal issues and focus on the collective," said the coach in his press conference.

“We have a very important match to play. If the fans did jeer me, I would consider that a show of affection. They were unfair to do that to Gonzalo Higuain, though.

“If Higuain plays tomorrow or not is purely a tactical consideration and has nothing to do with the atmosphere."

Sarri was asked if coming to Juve meant he could never return to Napoli in future and made a surprising revelation.

“I am not thinking about that now. After this experience, I could even retire. We'll see how much energy I have left by the end of it.

“Pressure is not really an issue, it's about what someone expects from themselves. If you focus on the circus, then you're done for. I don't know how I'll feel when my contract expires in two years. I might even continue and it'd be a bad idea."

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