‘Ronaldo has a big problem with Sarri’ – Juventus are covering up divide, claims Cassano
Cristiano Ronaldo looks to have “a big problem” with Maurizio Sarri, claims Antonio Cassano, with a Portuguese superstar left irritated by recent decisions from the Juventus coach.
Those decisions were put down to fitness issues, with Ronaldo said to be nursing a knee complaint.
Ronaldo also saw 90 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Sassuolo on Sunday, with his first Juve goal since October 30 recorded in that contest.
Sarri has admitted that his star man needs to “recover the brilliance”, although he has played down reports of a rift in the Bianconeri camp.
He told Tiki Taka: “I think Ronaldo has a big problem with Sarri.
“Everything started with two consecutive substitutions, which will irritate any player.
“In my opinion, there’s a problem between them and Juventus are good at keeping it down.”
The Ronaldo-Sarri debate is not the only issue that Cassano believes Juve need to iron out.
He says the Serie A champions should be looking to drop Wojciech Szczesny back down to bench duty, with 41-year-old World Cup winner Gianluigi Buffon – who rejoined the club over the summer – still the “better” goalkeeper.