Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will improve the more he plays after the coronavirus-enforced break, according to head coach Maurizio Sarri.
Ronaldo converted a penalty as Serie A leaders Juve routed 10-man Lecce 4-0 in Turin on Friday – the defending champions opening a seven-point advantage over Scudetto challengers Lazio.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner took his tally to 23 goals in Serie A this season, though Ronaldo has been in the headlines for his lack of form since the 2019-20 campaign restarted earlier this month following the Covid-19 crisis.
Asked about Ronaldo post-match, Sarri told reporters:
“Cristiano now can play with a good fit. He needs to improve after the break and he is doing so match after match.
“He needs to play a lot. In the future we will find the way to preserve him across matches or for some matches.
“He is great in listening to himself and he will realise when he will need to stop and rest. But now I think he fits quite well.”
Source: News update