Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri believes Cristiano Ronaldo is an excellent player and he feels lucky to be his manager.
“The trap is playing against a team who are having a great season,” he told Football Italia.
“They’ve put themselves in a good position in the Champions League, and that means this team is better than what everyone expected.”
“We must have great respect for them and be very calm in the 90 minutes. It’ll be difficult,” he said.
“Dybala and Higuain are both fine. Anyone who plays will do so with the right peace of mind.”
“Coaching Ronaldo, for me, is a source of satisfaction and pride. He has an extraordinary mentality and knows how to impose objectives on himself and the team,” he commented.
“When he scored his 700th goal, he was thinking about his 800th. I think that’s important for all of us who are close to him because it’s contagious.”
“He makes me understand that the difference lies is in the mentality: he has something more,” he added.
“[Aaron Ramsey] has no problem with his muscle, tests came up negative. Under stress in training, however, he always has this feeling of fatigue in his thigh and that can be a sign of risk, so he’s working to strengthen his muscle so as not to feel these sensations.”
🔥🔥🔥 @Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick – including THIS – the last time Real Madrid faced Galatasaray in Istanbul…
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