NEWS
Saturday August 24 2019
Douglas Costa: 'Believe in Sarri'

Douglas Costa assures Maurizio Sarri “prepared us well and we have great faith in this project” as Juventus open the season with Parma.

It kicks off at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“The first game of the season is always difficult, we know that, and we are also away from home today,” the Brazilian told Sky Sport Italia.

“We trained hard in these months, I believe Juventus are ready to begin this new campaign and we’ll try to put in a strong performance.”

New Coach Sarri won’t be on the bench for this game or next week’s clash with Napoli, as he is recovering from pneumonia.

“Sarri prepared us very well and so did his staff. We have great faith in this project, regardless of whether he is on the bench. We know his message is getting through.”