After watching Cristiano Ronaldo get subbed off for a 2nd straight game, Fabio Capello has said the Portuguese forward hasn’t dribbled past anyone for three years.
Ronaldo was taken out for Paulo Dybala in the 55th minute vs AC Milan on Sunday after failing to impact the game and Dybala eventually sealed the win for Juve in the 77th minute.
Fabio was not happy with CR7’s reaction to being replaced and has now questioned his current ability with the ball at his feet.
His words, “I didn’t like this, it wasn’t nice,”
“He must be a champion even when he comes off the pitch.
“The truth is that Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t dribbled [past] an opponent for three years. I did the La Liga commentary when he usually took the double step and left you there.
“Inside him is a super-champion, the best of all, but now there is Dybala and Douglas Costa, who made two sensational goals. Dybala in excellent condition can make the difference, as can Douglas Costa.
“They win games without Ronaldo. Juve seemed dependent on him, instead the great squad and the quality of the players helps them win anyway.
“Bravo Sarri, who had the courage to take him off, it takes personality, especially thinking that all the players in the squad can play and make a difference.
“Cristiano did it for a while, but now it’s not him and he must recover – especially on a physical level. He does not have the speed and dynamism he has shown at other times.”
Sarri said, “We must thank Ronaldo, because he made a sacrifice to be there at all tonight in a difficult situation,”
“He did everything possible to play, but I saw he was not well and thought it best to take him off. It’s only natural a player is going to be irritated to leave the pitch, especially when he worked so hard to be there.”