The coach of Juventus, Maurizio Sarri has admitted that he expected more from Cristiano Ronaldo in the semifinal match of Italian Cup against Milan (0:0):
“Ronaldo looked good in the first thirty minutes of the match, and then lost. This is a consequence of suboptimal physical condition.
He was useful everywhere, even in defense. Statistically he did well from the point of view of physics.
His talent is crystal clear. No matter whether he is on the field at three meters or farther. The requirements were regarding defensive action, not offensive”.
In the match against “Milan” Ronaldo missed a penalty.