– Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday night scored against Bologna in Serie A game
– Sarri who is his coach claimed that the Portuguese is not at his physical best
– Juventus are still topping the Italian Serie A standings this term
Maurizio Sarri who is the handler of Italian champions Juventus has explained that Cristiano Ronaldo is not currently in his physical best for the Turin based side.
His statement comes following Cristiano Ronaldo’s unimpressive performances for Juventus since football returned to Europe after almost three months.
During the lockdown, Cristiano Ronaldo was in Portugal with his family and he was spotted many times training in his mansion so as for him to keep fit.
Fans were expecting the former Real Madrid star to hit the ground running after the resumption of football, but Cristiano Ronaldo has not found his rhythm.
Following Juventus’ last week defeat against Napoli in the final of the Coppa Itallia, Cristiano Ronaldo has now lost two finals in a row as Juve also lost the Supercoppa Italiana to Lazio.
Before the leagues in Europe went on break, the Portugal international scored 25 goals in 34 games for Juventus.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: Sarri admits the Portuguese is not at his physically best (photo: Getty)
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According to the report on Daily Star, Maurizio Sarri urged Cristiano Ronaldo not to lose focus and be determined to soar again this term in all competitions.
“I spoke to Cristiano again yesterday, alone and for a long time. He mustn’t lose his confidence.
“I hope that from tomorrow the fantastic player of old will come back. It’s just that he’s not physically at his best right now,” Sarri explained.
Juventus are still topping the Serie A standings after 27 games and they are being followed by Lazio who have one game yet to be played.
Earlier, Bioreports had reported how Bologna vs Juventus ended in 2-0 win for the Bianconeri as the champions extended their lead at the top of the table to four points.
Two first-half goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala was enough to earn Maurizio Sarri’s men all three points.
Ronaldo who had a bad game in the Coppa Italia final pulled the strings in the early stages of the match following an individual piece of display from outside of the box but his shot was saved.
Then in the 22nd minute, Stefano Denswil pulled down Matthijs de Ligt in the box as the referee had to have a second at VAR to confirm a Juve penalty.
Ronaldo dispatched it cleanly straight down the middle as the Biaconeri deservedly took the lead in the 23rd minute.
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