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Juventus No2 Martusciello pleased beating Parma: Sarri called at halftime

Juventus assistant manager Giovanni Martusciello was pleased with their 1-0 win at Parma.

Giorgio Chiellini grabbed the only goal in a 1-0 victory away to Parma today, although they were struggling a little late on.

“It was hot out there and led to quite a few errors, but in the first half it was a good performance against a tough Parma side on their own turf," Martusciello told Sky Sport Italia.

“Above all, we did well to avoid the situations on the counter-attack where Parma are very strong. There was a dip in intensity after the break and that made it a more even game.

“The first match of the season always has question marks and we could've done better with the first half chances, but overall that is fine."

Martusciello also offered an update on Maurizio Sarri, who missed the game as he recovers from pneumonia.

He said, “I heard from Sarri at half-time and then at the final whistle, so he was happier at the end, but being an eternal perfectionist, he was still quite angry!

“Sarri has improved since I last worked with him. He smokes less, for a start, and that is definitely an improvement! He also is more hands-on with the players and training, whereas before he would often delegate to his staff.

“He can get distracted by other issues off the field, but I saw him more focused on the important things."

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