Ronaldo was angry because his knee was sore' - Sarri explains Juventus star's reaction to being substituted

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The Portugal forward, Cristiano Ronaldo was not pleased when he was asked to leave the pitch.

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed that Ronaldo’s angry reaction when being substituted against Lokomotiv Moscow stemmed from the fact that he had sustained a minor injury.

Paul Dybala was the substitute for Ronaldo in the 82nd minute of Wednesday’s Champions League match in the Russian capital. And he clearly showed his displeasure by exchanging words with Sarri before leaving the pitch for the bench.

Speaking after the game Sarri played down Ronaldo’s reaction, insisting it was down to a minor knee problem and nothing else.

"Ronaldo was angry because he wasn't very well, he had a knee problem a few days ago and his adductor easily got tired," said Sarri.

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Ronaldo was not pleased because It is the first time the Portuguese international has failed to complete 90 minutes in a Champions League game since February 2016. He was not pleased at all.

No he won't be pleased at that but truth is Ronaldo has an attitude problem.

I don't think that was the reason, it was more of a form of protest.

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The reason, it was more of
A form of protest.

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It was a bit tough for him to be replaced by someone else during play.