Published: Wed, September 04, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Can rages at Sarri over Juventus Champions League snub

Can rages at Sarri over Juventus Champions League snub

Both German global Emre Can and Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic have been left out of Juventus' 25 man squad ahead of the 2019-20 Champions League group stage games.

Looking down the list of Juve's midfielders, if Aaron Ramsey is still unavailable for the match against Atletico, then Rodrigo Bentancur should be the clear choice to start alongside Miralem Pjanic and Adrien Rabiot in the midfield.

Can said: "I am shocked and angry".

The 25-year-old expressed his displeasure at the recent news while on global duty, accusing the Italian club of "broken promises" after PSG "came in" with a bid.

"I will always be grateful to Juventus and how they supported and stood by me since I am part of the club, particularly during my time of illness", he posted on Twitter.

"It was extremely shocking for me", Can told reporters in Hamburg ahead of Germany's Euro 2020 qualifier against Netherlands.

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Although they're expected to make it out of the group and into the knockout stages of the Champions League, Juventus proved past year against Ajax that they're prone to becoming complacent in Europe's elite competition.

Before training with Germany on Wednesday, Can confirmed he had held talks with Rabiot's former club Paris Saint-Germain over a transfer to the Ligue 1 champions before Monday's deadline.

"The phone call (with Sarri) lasted less than a minute and there was no explanation", said Can.

Do you think Can and Mandzukic should have been included in Juve's Champions League squad?

"The condition was that I'd be in the Champions League".

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