Cristiano Ronaldo must always score Juventus’ penalties so he can be forgiven for ending the club’s beautiful campaign in last season’s Champions League, coach Massimiliano Allegri said.
Ronaldo’s 98th-minute penalty for Real Madrid saw the LaLiga giants knock Juve out of Europe in a keenly contested quarter-final tie in April.
The Portuguese superstar has since joined the Italian outfit, and he took his tally to 11 goals in 18 games with a spot-kick in a 3-0 win over Fiorentina on Saturday.
Asked about Ronaldo taking his side’s penalties, Allegri said it was one way for the 33-year-old to be forgiven for his heroics against Juve in Europe.
“Ronaldo takes the penalties,” he told a news conference via FourFourTwo.
“After he’s scored that one against us in the 93rd minute at 139km/h, am I supposed to let somebody else do that?”
“He has to do something to be forgiven. He’s got to take penalties and score… always.”
Juve are leaders with 40 points on Serie A table after their 13th win while Napoli are second with 29 points.