The Portugal star was believed to spoil his disappointment when he threw his jersey away after a Serie A collision
Ronaldo gave the jersey to the boy with the ball when he threw it away at the end of Juve’s 3-1 win over Genoa on Sunday. It turned out that the 36-year-old was acting out of anger after failing to find the net in the Serie A collision. Weston McKennie, Dejan Kulusevski and Alvaro Morata were among the goals as the Italian champions tied three points, but Cristiano got media attention with his reaction after the final whistle.
The Portuguese star threw out his shirt before he walked down the tunnel to the dressing room and was picked up by a boy with a ball. The attacker was reported to be sulking with frustration, but it has since been explained that he gave the shirt as a gift to the boy with the ball. Just a few weeks ago, Cristiano Ronaldo made headlines when he threw the captain’s armband and walked through the tunnel after seeing a goal banned during Portugal’s draw with Serbia in World Cup qualifiers.
When asked about the striker’s obvious anger, coach Juventus Pirlo came to his defense. According to him, it is normal that he wanted to score a goal, especially seeing that the match turned out in a certain way. He said it was part of the attitude of champions who always want to leave their mark.
Cristiano’s performance against Genoa
Despite not getting his name on the scoreboard, Cristiano put up a strong display for Juventus. He played a role in the goal of Morata’s on the 22nd minute of the match, as he saw an attempt to hit the post and bounce back on the striker’s path for an easy finish. Cristiano had six shots in total throughout the game, more than any other player on the field.