Juventus and Sassuolo would clash on Sunday and Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri is confident his star player Cristiano Ronaldo will break his scoring duck during the match.
He also beckoned the Portuguese star to win the FIFA world player of the year award.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner skipped Portugal’s Nations League win over Italy in order to concentrate on Juventus after failing to score in their opening three Serie A games.
“Cristiano worked well and I think tomorrow he will score and break the ice,” Allegri told a press conference ahead of Sunday’s game against second-placed Sassuolo, according to The News.
“I don’t expect Ronaldo to do more or less than what he did in the first three games, everyone was waiting for Ronaldo and he set up (Mario) Mandzukic.”
“I believe tomorrow could be his day.”
The Juventus boss also wants the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to lift the FIFA world player award for a sixth time following his performance for Real Madrid last season.
“With no offense to Luka Modric, I’d give the Ballon d’Or to Ronaldo for what he did last season. I think he deserves it,” said Allegri.
Ronaldo has already netted 44 goals for Real Madrid during the last season part of which includes 15 in the Champions League that is on the way to a third straight title.
“This is where the season starts in earnest.”
“Our first objectives are to qualify from our Champions League group and lead the way in the league in order to be fighting on all fronts come March.”