On Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly left the Juventus Stadium ahead of the final whistle of Juventus’ 1-0 Series A won over AC Milan, after being exchanged for the second match in a week. Cristiano Ronaldo was replaced by Paulo Dybala on the last 55-minutes with Argentina Striker goes on to score the winning goal after 22-minutes to retain Juventus top in Series A before the Inter Milan. Five times Ballon d’Or Champion Cristiano Ronaldo looked depressed and directed few words at Team Coach Maurizio Sarri ahead of heading back to the dressing room and Sky Sport Italia alleged that the 34-year-old had left the stadium 3-minutes before the match ended.
Coach Sarri said that “disrespectful to his teammates? Like, I said, I don’t know,” adding that “if it’s true that he left before the end it is a problem to be resolved with his teammates.”
He continued, “I have no problem with Cristiano, he should be thanked because he made himself available despite not being in the best condition.”
“In the last month he has had discomfort in his knee and this is a little problem for him,” said Coach Sarri.
Ronaldo had badly reacted after been switched in his team’s 2-1 win against Lokomotive Moscow that saw Juventus advance to the Champions League last 16.
Coach Sarri further stated that “the important thing is that he made himself available. If he gets angry when he comes out this part of the game.”
He continued, “It’s only natural a player is going to be irritated about leaving the pitch, especially when he worked so hard to be there.”
“All players who are trying to give their best will have at least five minutes to being annoyed when they are substituted, but a coach would in-general be much more worried if he didn’t seem upset,” said the Juventus’ Coach.