Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri stated it was his choice to go away Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench at the beginning of his facet’s 2-2 draw at Udinese, and never the participant’s selection as reported by Italian media on Sunday.
Sky Italia stated that Ronaldo had requested to be on the bench for Juve’s Serie A season opener in Udine to be able to protect his health as he seems to safe a move away from the membership.
The Portuguese ahead got here off the bench within the 60th minute to almost snatch a dramatic stoppage-time winner, just for his bullet header to be dominated out for offside after a prolonged VAR overview.
“Ronaldo is feeling well; I had talked to him before the game, telling him he would start on the bench,” Allegri instructed DAZN. “He made himself available, he did well when he entered the pitch.”
Juve regarded like marking Allegri’s first match again in control of the Turin facet with victory after early objectives from Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado put them in management in Udine.
But two errors from goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, the second particularly obvious as he inexplicably gave away the ball, let the hosts again in, as a Roberto Pereya penalty and a Gerard Deulofeu aim secured Udinese some extent.
“We played a good game,” Allegri added.
“We ought to have executed higher within the second half, the place we have been unable to manage sudden occasions. This should function a lesson to us.
“We misplaced too many balls in the midst of the park within the second half. Perhaps we have been just a little drained.
Still, you may’t concede these sorts of objectives. We defended properly earlier than that, we hadn’t conceded a shot heading in the right direction.”