Former Juventus Player and Manager, Fabio Capell, has lambasted Christiano Ronaldo over his reaction after being substituted in the match against AC Milan claiming the Portuguese captain has not dribbled past anyone in three years.
The 34 year old player was replaced by Paulo Dybala in the 55th minute against AC Milan on Sunday having failed to have much of an impact on the game.
Following his substitution, Ronaldo went straight up the tunnel and reportedly left the stadium before full-time.
Reacting to this, Capello said ‘ “I didn’t like this, it wasn’t nice,” He told Sky Sport Italia, ‘He must be a champion whenever 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.”