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Sarri demands Juve to revolve around ‘champion’ Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus
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Maurizio Sarri has insisted that Juventus must learn to respond to Cristiano Ronaldo’s rhythm.

Juventus managed to stretch their lead at the top of the table after the 2-0 victory against Parma in their latest Serie A fixture.

Once again, Cristiano Ronaldo stole the headlines for his outstanding performance as he scored both the goals for his team. The 34-year old was also efficient defensively as he headed out one of Parma’s cross from Juve’s box in the final minutes.

Maurizio Sarri expressed his delight with his star man’s performance after the match. Speaking to the press, Sarri demanded the rest of the team to follow the Portuguese ace.

“We have a champion who sometimes creates a problem for you but solves 100 of them,” he told Sky Sports Italia.

“The rest of the team has to revolve around him.”

The Juve boss then explained his decision to bring on Gonzalo Higuain in the closing stages of the match. Sarri emphasized on counter-attack and that he didn’t want Juve to hold on a one-goal lead.

“The mental intensity can be improved, even the management of certain moments of the matches,” he said.

“I don’t even like dribbling in our own half in the last few minutes. I would prefer to concede a goal on the counter-attack than in our own penalty area. Putting Higuain on at 2-1 was a clear message to the team: let’s end the game.”