Ramsey and Sandro ready to begin and Pellegrini to Cagliari

Juventus finished off his pre-season last night with a 1-0 win over Triestina, where Paulo Dybala scored a gem and then missed a penalty. Aaron Ramsey finally managed to get on the pitch after skipping the previous friendlies due a hamstring issue and commented to Sky Sport: “I am very proud for my debut and very happy for the minutes I played. I can help the team now.”

“I am fine, I have recovered very well, now I can focus on improving to support my teammates. I am very pumped for this experience in a completely new League for me. I am focused on the first official match. We have had an excellent pre-season, we have a new coach and we have to get accustomed to his ideas and his style. I think we are in a good form and I hope we have a season full of successes ahead.” Ramsey featured as right winger, but likely just because the midfield is so crowded and the attack was short-handed sans Cristiano Ronaldo.

Alex Sandro weighed in as well: “We are really looking forward to the start the season. Maurizio Sarri is certainly different from Massimiliano Allegri, but we have already acquired his mentality. We all have to ameliorate, but we are on the right track. He wants to command the game more, have more possession, but at the end of the day winning is still the most important thing. This is and will always be our mindset. I think the squad is in a fine state technically and physically, we have to improve but I think we are on point.”

On the title race: “Everything gets more complicated after nine seasons, because the competitors want to beat Juventus, but we have already realized that.”

Juventus have sent Luca Pellegrini back to Cagliari on loan, where he will the opportunity to be the starting left back. The move is not official yet, but the presentation has been set for Tuesday, so it is confirmed. He played there since January on last season, providing an assist in 12 appearances and will continue to have only Charalampos Lykogiannis as his competitor. The Bianconeri might decide not to replace him, since Mattia De Sciglio and Danilo can both play on the left flank when Alex Sandro is not there and Juan Cuadrado might be permanently used as right back.

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