Cristiano Ronaldo: Sarri claims Juventus star lacks sharpness after Napoli defeat

Cristiano Ronaldo: Sarri claims Juventus star lacks sharpness after Napoli defeat

- Cristiano Ronaldo has been blasted by Sarri after defeat against Napoli

- Sarri claimed that the forward is lacking sharpness for his team

- Napoli defeated Juventus 4-2 on penalties to win the Coppa Italia

Maurizio Sarri who is the handler of Juventus has stated emphatically that Cristiano Ronaldo is lacking sharpness following his side's painful defeat against Napoli in Coppa Italia final.

Having the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala in his squad, the expectation of many fans was that Juventus would be able to beat Napoli with wide margin.

But the Old Lady failed to score in 90 minutes and even Napoli had the chance to score the winner at the death before the match went into penalties.

Napoli went on to win the Coppa Italia final 4-2 on Wednesday night, June 17, with Cristiano Ronaldo not playing any penalty.

Paulo Dybala who had chances to score in the first half and Danilo both missed their penalties for Juventus in the tough battle.

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The result sees Ronaldo lose consecutive finals for the first time in his career after his side were also defeated by Lazio in the Supercoppa last year.

"He's in the same shape as the others, like Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa, he is lacking the sharpness to do what works best for him.

"I didn't say much to the players after the game. I was angry and disappointed just like them, so at these moments it's best to stay silent. We'll talk better tomorrow morning,'' Sarri told RAI.

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Sarri claims the Portuguese lack sharpness after Napoli defeat
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Juventus will now focus more on their chances of winning the the Serie A title this season after losing Coppa Italia.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Napoli vs Juventus was decided on penalties after a 0-0 draw as the side from Naples emerged Coppa Italia winners with a 4-2 scoreline.

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Juventus missed their first two spot-kicks from Paulo Dybala and Danilo with Lorenzo Insigne and Politano converting their respective chances.

Napoli started the game on a bright note as Lorenzo Insigne's free-kick in the 24th minute hit the upright with Gianluigi Buffon completely beaten.

Just before half time, Insigne was on hand again to force a fine save from Buffon after a not properly cleared corner fell kindly for him just outside the 18-yard box.

The Biaconeri did not test their opponent's goalkeeper all through the first period as both teams went into the break with a scoreless draw.

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