Maurizio Sarri has visited Cristiano Ronaldo to confirm that he will play as a center forward next season.
"Coaching Cristiano Ronaldo" It's moving, "said Maurizio Sarri, the new Juventus coach, in his official presentation," he's beaten almost all the records in football, I want to help him beat 'other." And for that, the Italian technician did not want to waste his time.
Sarri wanted to meet 'CR7' as soon as possible in order to exchange with him on the next season, even if he wanted to disturb him during his holidays. And he did not actually hang out. According to our information, the former coach of Chelsea and Napoli thus went this Friday on the Côte d'Azur, a place favored by Ronaldo for a little rest.
This was obviously an important meeting as the sports director, Fabio Paratici, was also involved, while the latter had to deal with Matthijs de Ligt in parallel. The discussions focused on the tactical aspect. Sarri does not intend to revolutionize everything, but he wants Ronaldo to be a pure center forward.
Preferably, the new bianconero coach does not want to give up his legendary 4-3-3, which means that Ronaldo will have to do the job on his own, without Mario Mandzukic to support him. A position that could help him score more goals than last season, he who had made the nets "only" 28 times in all competitions, with "only" 21 goals in Serie A. Indeed, Sarri wants Ronaldo to mark the Italian championship with his footprint and beats the record of goals scored on a season held by ... Gonzalo Higuain, which should return to the 'Old Lady' this summer after a loan far from conclusive of side of Chelsea. During the 2015-2016 exercise, 'Pipita', then in Naples with the coach he will meet this summer, had deceived the opposing goalkeepers 36 times: Sarri wants 'CR7' to climb to 40!
If no player is recruited at the outposts before the end of the transfer window, Douglas Costa and Federic Bernardeschi should be the lucky ones charged to provide 'CR7' in ammunition. Obviously, it depends on the future of Paulo Dybala, which is announced on the departure. In any case, Sarri has big plans for his Portuguese striker, who will try to win the 6th Champions League of his career, and also his 6th Ballon d'Or ...