The technical director, who was in charge of Juventus in 2019, described the Portuguese as “a multinational company” with “personal interests”
Lazio’s technical director, Maurizio Sarri, said directing to Cristiano Ronaldo “it’s not easy“, speaking of his time at the helm of Juventus.
Sarri replaced Massimiliano Allegri as coach of the Juventus in the summer of 2019 and, despite winning the Serie A title, he was fired following the team’s elimination in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 against Lyon.
Ronaldo finished that campaign with 30 Serie A goals – the most in a season during his time in Italy – and Sarri said direct Ronaldo it is not easy, despite its incredible numbers.
“The address of Ronaldo it is not simple, from all points of view, “he declared. Sarri to the radio station Sport Italia. “It is a multinational company; has personal interests that must coincide with soccer.
“Their interests go beyond the normal, beyond the team or the club. I am a coach, not a manager. RonaldoHowever, it brings the numbers to the end of the year.
“However, in recent years, I hear a lot about players and little about teams.”
Sarri He also said that his success at the club was not appreciated as the Juve, who replaced him with Andrea Pirlo as coach, barely secured a place in the Champions League on the final day as the combination of results in other matches sent them to fourth place.
“The ‘Scudetto‘was taken for granted in the Juventus, both outside and inside the club, “he added.
“We didn’t even celebrate. They all went to dinner on their own.
“Probably the best year to go to Juventus it was this, the fourth place was held. In soccer, victory is not an inevitable result. Sometimes you work hard and you can’t win. “
Sarri He also said that Jorginho, whom he coached at Empoli, Napoli and Chelsea, is finally being appreciated and should be a candidate for the Ballon d’Or if he wins Euro 2020 with Italy, having already won the Champions League this season.
“If he wins the European Championship, he is a candidate for the Ballon d’Or,” he said. Sarri. “He is a refined player and that is why not everyone understands him.
“He makes everything look simple, it’s his greatness. When I went to Chelsea, we managed to take it away from Manchester City.
“At the beginning it was difficult to understand him, the fans, the journalists, now I see that they appreciate him. He was also captain of Chelsea.”