New Lazio (and former Juventus) head coach Maurizio Sarri has shared his memories of working with Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo. And, per Sarri, ‘working with Ronaldo is not easy’.
Just last month, in June 2021, Maurizio Sarri made breaking news by finishing a football transfer to Lazio.
While he accepted the role of Lazio’s head coach, his former charge Cristiano Ronaldo Jr is still unsure about Juventus.
As such, rumours link Ronaldo to a return to Manchester United, or even Sporting CP, his first club, in Portugal. Some, however, contest this by insisting the star will remain with Juve.
Now, CR7’s former coach at Juventus, Maurizio Sarri, has spoken up about working with the superstar.
Sarri Reveals His Relationship with Ronaldo
In talks with Sport Italia, and as quoted by TuttoJuve, per Sarri: “Working with Ronaldo is not easy.”
“He is an international brand and his personal interests have to be combined with team interests. It creates difficult situations. To be honest, I think I do better as a coach rather than a manager. I don’t like it, I get bored quickly. I like being on the field more,” Sarri told Sport Italia.
“It’s difficult to work in such a situation, but Ronaldo brings a lot of positives,” he continued to say, however. “Still, he produces important results.”
“Obviously, Ronaldo is more than a team or a community,” Sarri added. “When you have so many subscribers, it’s not normal anymore. This situation is a product of our society. In recent years, I hear much more about individual players rather than teams.”
“Team values are much more important than personal values,” he concluded.