Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, has turned his back against disobedient Cristiano Ronaldo, saying he will take responsibility for shunning covid-19 rules.
As Juve prepare to travel to Genoa against Sampdoria, Pirlo is not excited to play the match without Ronaldo.
“Sampdoria are a good team, they are living a good moment. They have players with great qualities and a deep squad too,” the Juventus coach said at a press conference.
“It will be a difficult game like it always happens when you face the teams of Mister Ranieri. I respect him so much,” he added.
“Everyone should train within-group, except Dybala who is still recovering. We’ll evaluate him day by day, he still feels pain in his knee sometimes, but hopefully, we are on the right track.
“We have many important games ahead of us, we’ll need to recover energies and decide who will play.
“Chiesa is feeling well, he has recovered from an ankle injury and he will start the match,” Pirlo revealed.
Nicolò Fagioli made his senior debut in Coppa Italia.
“He did well against SPAL, he can replace [Manolo] Portanova who has joined Genoa. He is part of the first team and he will have some chances to play with the Uder-23 squad.”
There have been controversies concerning Portuguese ace who disobeyed COVID restrictions by crossing the borders of the Piemonte region to spend two days in the snow with his partner Georgina Rodriguez.
“He had a day off and he could do what he wanted. He takes responsibility for what he does,” Pirlo said.