Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici explains why Cristiano Ronaldo was dropped by Andrea Pirlo for their crucial final fixture of the season against Bologna.
must win in order to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive. Pirlo knows a victory inBologna
may not be enough.
However, he decided to start the game without their top goalscorer
Ronaldo is not injured and although the decision to leave him on the bench was mutual and informed by the fatigue accumulated in recent games.
said that the coach and the Portuguese striker took the decision together.
“Ronaldo is feeling well, we played five games in 15 days and the game on Wednesday was demanding,”
Paratici told DAZN
“Together with the coach, they took this decision, if there’s a need, he can enter the pitch in the second half, he is available.”
“We are accustomed to this pressure. We won the Coppa Italia, so we have enthusiasm, it was our second title this season and the 19th of our era. Today’s game is very important, we’ll try to win as we always do.”