Former Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has said that ex-Bianconeri coach Maurizio Sarri’s philosophy was too different to what the club was used to but he did compliment his Napoli teams for being difficult opponents in Serie A.
The now-retired 34-year-old played under the current Lazio coach as well as Massimiliano Allegri when he was at La Vecchia Signora, and he spoke of the great rapport he had with both tacticians.
“[Sarri] was too different from the Juventus style, but what a team his Napoli were, they made us suffer,” Khedira told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I got along well with him, he was always honest, and if I was fit, he made me play.
“However, Allegri was the best man that I have known in football. I had a great feeling around him also when my Italian was a disaster. It was a question of instinct.”
In addition to the coaches, Khedira also spoke positively about Juventus as a club and his former teammates.
“Juve are a great club and Italy is a great country,” he said.
“It was wonderful to work with Chiellini, Buffon, Dybala, and Mandzukic, great players and people. I was lucky.”