Maurizio Sarri took advantage of a trip to Greece to meet Cristiano Ronaldo to unveil his plans for the Portuguese international.
Maurizio Sarri did things in order. Since his induction into coaching Juventus Turin, the Italian technician was eager to meet Cristiano Ronaldo, the jewel of its workforce, advance the Daily Mail on Tuesday. And this, to tell him his intentions game. They are clear. The former Chelsea manager wants to build his playing system around the Portuguese international, who would be fake 9 in a 4-3-3. Sarri is deeply convinced that Cristiano Ronaldo has not given the full measure of his talent since arriving in Turin a year ago. He informed him of this fact during a trip to Greece during which he met him, accompanied by the president of the club, Andrea Agnelli.
A first season “disappointing” according to CR7 standards
Sarri wants to find the scoring machine that has made the good days of Real Madrid in recent years. It is true that with 28 goals scored in all competitions last season, the five-time Portuguese Golden Ball has posted statistics far removed from its usual incredible standards. Given his physical and mental abilities, enduring failure to bounce back, and his unshakable certainty that he is the best player in the world, CR7 will want to evacuate the disappointment by achieving a new season of all records. The adherence to the speech of his coach will have been easier. On the tactical side, Sarri intends to use Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa alongside Ronaldo.
Higuain crushed by the competition?
In this context, the ghost Gonzalo Higuain should not have a voice. Back from loan this summer, the Argentine striker will have to deal with the overwhelming presence of Cristiano Ronaldo on the front of the attack Turin. And if the brother of the Argentine goleador said he could not play other than Juventus Turin, Italy. That of AS Roma in this case, to prepare the continuation in the event of a departure of the Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko. There has been no concrete approach for the moment from the Giallorossi club.