Maurizio Sarri: ‘Ronaldo is a champion with his feet and his head’

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Maurizio Sarri, Juventus boss said Cristiano Ronaldo is a ‘hero with his feet and mind’. His comments came after he scored two penalties for the Old Ladies of football against Atlanta in their last Serie A game that was played on Sunday.

“Cristiano? He is a champion with his feet but also with his head. He manages to handle the pressures he has on him in an incredible way.” – Sarri in the post-match interview.

Ronaldo’s subsequent spot-kick in the 90th moment altered the course of the match as they were trailing by 1-2 at their home game. Juventus played out a 2-2 draw against Atlanta thanks to Ronaldo’s mindset as Sarri praises the Portuguese International.

Sarri, whose side is eight points clear at the top of the Serie A table with six games to play, hailed Ronaldo’s capacity to deal with the weight.

“He is a champion with his feet but also with his head. He manages to handle the pressures he has on him in an incredible way.” – Sarri mentioned.

“Tonight’s point was sweaty and deserved. We drew against one of the best teams in Europe, and it’s a very important result.” – the 61-year old Italian added.

Sarri felt Juventus merited their point subsequent to enduring 4-2 destruction against AC Milan in the last game, with their bustling run of apparatuses proceeding against Sassuolo in their next game on Wednesday, July 15.

“Merit goes to the second half of quality, in which we attacked Atalanta higher while focusing on their physical decline, and we scored goals in our best moment. The game in Milan, in which we played well for a long time, could have left us with waste. In the first half, we suffered, but in the second half we came out well.” – Sarri said.

“The Scudetto race is by no means closed, there are still 18 points available. It is a very difficult phase of the season, the games are very expensive, and it is difficult to find continuity.” – the Italian concluded.

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