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Juve's Sarri says there is no disagreement with Cristiano Ronaldo

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Juve's Sarri says there is no disagreement with Cristiano Ronaldo
Juve's Sarri says there is no disagreement with Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri says there is no problem with Cristiano Ronaldo after he reacted angrily to being substituted in a 1-0 win over AC Milan earlier this month.

SHOWS: TURIN, ITALY (NOVEMBER 25, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) JUVENTUS COACH, MAURIZIO SARRI, SAYING: "I don't know... I have a good relationship with Cristiano (Ronaldo).

If a player is angry about being substituted, I share Simeone's opinion.

It's part of the game and I think it's also positive, especially for a player who has won everything.

It means he still has a lot of motivation, so it's fine for me.

As I have always said, for 25 years I have seen players who were slightly pissed off in case of substitution.

I don't mind." 2.

JUVENTUS COACH, MAURIZIO SARRI, AND FORWARD, CRISTIANO RONALDO, TALKING ON PRACTICE PITCH STORY: Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri on Monday (November 25) reiterated that there was no problem with Cristiano Ronaldo who reacted angrily to being substituted in a 1-0 win over AC Milan earlier this month.

"It's part of the game and I think it's also positive, especially for a player who has won everything", Sarri said on the eve of the team's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.

"It means he still has a lot of motivation so it's fine for me".

Ronaldo's knee problem is getting better but he still might have to sit out their Champions League match at home to Atletico Madrid.

The 34-year-old has been troubled by pain in his knee for several weeks although Juve, the Portugal national side and Ronaldo himself insist it is not serious.

Even so, he was left out of the squad for Saturday's (November 23) Serie A match at Atalanta which Juventus won 3-1.

While Ronaldo sat out, striker Gonzalo Higuain won praise for his performance in Juve's attack alongside Paulo Dybala.

Group D leaders Juventus have already qualified for the knockout stages with two games to spare and a win on Tuesday (November 26) would ensure they win the group.

Atletico are three points behind in second.