Sarri joined Juventus from Chelsea at the end of last season (Picture: Getty Images)

Maurizio Sarri accused his Juventus side of ‘lacking determination’ after their shock 1-0 defeat to Lyon in the Champions League.

French midfielder Lucas Tousart scored the only goal of the game on the half-hour mark and Sarri’s side were unable to stage a comeback in France.

The Serie A champions lead the league standings in Italy by just one point and this result will likely ramp up the pressure on Sarri’s position.

After the game, Sarri told Sky Italia: ‘It’s difficult to explain why, but our first half moved the ball too slowly, with no movement, so naturally the opposition were going to press, win the ball back and even score.

‘We lacked determination and aggression when attacking, and for 15 minutes lacked it defensively too. We were unlucky to concede when [Matthijs] De Ligt was off injured.’

Ronaldo cut a frustrated figure for Juve (Picture: Getty Images)

‘The second half was better, but frankly it’s not enough for a Champions League match. I don’t know why, I cannot get the players to understand the importance of moving the ball quickly.

‘This is fundamental, we’ll keep working on it and sooner or later this concept will get into their heads.

‘I continued to tell them, and there were many who were doing it, moving the ball too slowly and therefore getting into the wrong positions.’

The former Chelsea boss believes his side should have been awarded two clear penalties, which could have impacted the result.

‘In Italy there would have been two penalties for us, on Ronaldo and on Dybala,’ continued Sarri.

‘In Europe there is a different meter and we must adapt.’

Juventus’ failure to find an away goal in Lyon means they must beat the Ligue 1 giants by at least two clear goals to progress to the last-eight.

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