Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has explained that he had previously announced Cristiano Ronaldo that he would leave him on the bench in the opening match of the whites against Udinese on Sunday.
Juventus ruined a two-goal lead at the Dacia Arena on Sunday afternoon, allowing Udinese to take a point with a 2-2 draw.
This was Allegri’s first game on the Juve bench since his return this summer and the Italian believes this draw should serve as a lesson for his players.
“We played a good matche. Unfortunately, this is how football is. We should have played better in the second half, but we were not able to control the unexpected cases. This should serve as a lesson,” Allegri told DAZN.
Ronaldo started the match from the bench and entered the game in the second half to score a goal in extra time, which was canceled for offside position.
There were rumors that Ronaldo was left on the bench because he wants to leave Juventus, but Allegri did not want to be involved in such talks.
“Ronaldo is feeling well. I had to talk to him before the game to tell him that he would start the game from the bench. He was available and played well when he came on,” Allegri explained.