Sarri confirms Cristiano Ronaldo wouldn’t play centre-forward at Juventus

Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri finally revealed the truth about Cristiano Ronaldo refusing to play centre-forward at Juventus, an issue that seems to be flaring up again at Manchester United.

The Portugal international is surprisingly not even in the squad for tomorrow’s Premier League derby between Manchester United and Manchester City, sparking speculation in the English media.

After Sarri’s Lazio beat Cagliari 3-0 in Serie A this evening, Sky Sport Italia asked the tactician to spill the beans on the rumours that circulated around Ronaldo’s troubled rapport with the coach.

Was it true that Sarri asked Cristiano Ronaldo to play as a centre-forward for Juventus and CR7 refused?

Cristiano scored more Serie A goals in his season with me than any other,” replied Sarri.

“He was prepared to play centre-forward in a few games when we had an emergency situation, but he didn’t much like the idea of doing it regularly.

“In those situations, you end up challenging the certainties that the player has. Ronaldo scored 35-40 goals per season by starting from that wider position, so for him it was an almost absurd request. That is understandable for the way he plays.”

Ronaldo played 46 competitive matches under Sarri at Juventus and found the net 37 times.

In the 2019-20 campaign, CR7 scored 31 goals in 33 Serie A appearances, along with eight assists.

There have been questions raised recently, as Ronaldo scored only once in his last 10 games for Manchester United.

9 Comments on “Sarri confirms Cristiano Ronaldo wouldn’t play centre-forward at Juventus”

  1. So what this means, if played centre forward he would score even more? So where is oroblem, he at age 37 is still way much better than messi and everyone see that him without barsa isnothing.

  2. Cristiano was and is still correct. Look at how he played at ST in Man Utd? He seems lost. The problem is not where he played but how he played, he rarely defends in Juventus shirt.

  3. But other players in United are way better players than Ronaldo is in the wider rolle. It is as simple as that.

  4. “still way much better than Messi” 🤣🤣🤣 what are you on 🤣🤣🤣
    Ronaldo made Juve worse (as a team) year by year & now we see the same at Man U.
    Last year PSG & Man U were 2nd
    How are PSG & Man U doing this season?
    “better” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  5. You cant blame Ronaldo for juves poor midfield. He scored the goals. Won 2 league titles and a coppa italia. Losing Pogba, matuidi vidal marchisio pirlo Costa is what harmed juve. And chielini and bonucci have also aged.

  6. Ronaldo har always lived off the hardwork and skills of better players like Modric, Benzema, Kroos etc. Always stealing the headlines with his tapins and penalties. Just camps in the box waiting for crosses. He’s a fake and a complete gloryhunter. Anyone who compares him to Messi doesn’t understand football one bit. Butthurt cristina fanboys always crying. Haha.

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