Juventus fans touted to Ronaldo to “get Maurizio Sarri sacked” by fans after Lazio’s loss. The star scored but it was not enough as his side succumbed to defeat in Rome.
Juventus lost to Lazio to throw their Serie A title charge into doubts. Despite the Portuguese superstar scoring the opener, Luiz Felipe Ramos equalized in the dying seconds of the first half.
Matters went from bad to worse. Juan Cuadrado’s red card paved way for the home side’s winner that came from Sergej Milinkovic Savic, with 15 minutes to go.
Felipe Caicedo then scored the third with virtually the last kick of the game as the Turin outfit looked for an equalizer.
This marked the first loss for Juventus in Serie A. The event saw the Italian Champions miss a chance to leapfrog Inter Milan into first.
Sarri arrived in the club in the summer after joining from Chelsea. However, fans are already losing patience.
The Italian was hardly a universally popular appointment due to his Napoli past.
In this case, supporters have turned to Ronaldo to get the former banker fired in a desperate plea.
One supporter said, “Sarri is not playing to Ronaldo’s strengths. Get him sacked.”
Another said, “Sack Sarri and sign Pochettino. Sarri does not deserve Ronaldo.”
“Sack Sarri off. He is ruining Ronaldo.” A third quipped.
More and more suggestions were brought in by the supporters. Others went ahead and said, “As much as I love Ronaldo, he has to leave this club or Sarri must leave.”
Another retweeted and said, “You should SACK SARRII!!!!”
Meanwhile, Sarri has admitted that having Ronaldo in the squad is becoming a problem with his attacking team-mates.
The 60-year-old Sarri is famous for his rigid 4-3-3 style that only uses one striker.
But with the likes of Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, and Gonzalo Higuain, it is becoming difficult for the trio to be incorporated into the starting XI.
“Right now, playing three forwards is difficult due to the characteristics of the players.” Said Sarri.
“You can’t prohibit Dybala from dropping deep and at the same time, Cristiano’s characteristics are not to play too central. We must take some precautions to fill the penalty area more.”