After the ballon d’Or star missed a penalty in the Coppa Italia semi-final against Milan, Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri was pleased with “unlucky” Cristiano Ronaldo.
Following the first competitive match in Italy since the outbreak of the Covid-19, speaking to Rai Sport (via Football Italia) Sarri said: “I told Ronaldo to take on a more central position, he was ready to try it out and he was playing the game he needed at this point.”
“He still isn’t used to missing a penalty, but it might go anywhere as he was hitting the inside of the post and was unlucky.”
“I don’t believe playing him a couple of meters further one side or the other would give such a good player a big difference. Everyone had a strong 30-minute opening and then faded away.”