Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has once again addressed Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest outburst after he was substituted in a second game in a row, before pointing out a problem with the superstar.
Ronaldo was replaced by Paul Dybala in Juve's 1-0 win over AC Milan before the international break, and was not impressed, walking off the pitch and straight down the tunnel.
Reports suggested that he even left the stadium early afterwards, but his manager Sarri has once again downplayed the incident.
"There is no need for clarification with Cristiano," he said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
"At certain times, the players must be left to recover and cool down."
Click through the gallery below to see nine incidents when Ronaldo clashed with his coaches:
While both Sarri and Ronaldo claimed he was not 100% fit, the Portugal captain did play in both of his country's 2020 UEFA European Championship qualifiers in the latest international break, scoring four goals.
The Bianconeri superstar missed just seven minutes of action in those two games, but the Italian tactician has revealed that the forward has returned to Turin with an injury niggle that will keep him sidelined for Saturday's clash against Atalanta.
"The problem is that on Tuesday he told us that he is still not well," Sarri added.
"The goal is to have him back for the UEFA Champions League."
Ronaldo has scored six goals in 14 appearances for Juventus so far this season, with the Italian giants being the only unbeaten team, across all competitions, left in Europe in the 2019/20 campaign.
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