Andrea Pirlo reveals plan to drop Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo. He was on target in Juventus’ 3-0 win over Sampdoria.
Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo is aware of the importance of keeping Cristiano Ronaldo fresh and says thePortugal captain will decide which games he sits out.
Ronaldo opened his account for the season late on in Juve’s 3-0 victory over Sampdoria at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday as Pirlo’s managerial reign got off to a winning start.
“We are thinking about it and we have talked about it together,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“He is not tired at the moment because we have just started the season. But when we come up to less important games, we’ll try to give him a rest.
“He’s a very intelligent lad who knows his body very well, so he is aware of when it’s time to rest or step it up. When he will play depends on him.”
Credit: AS English