Ronaldo lacks sharpness, Sarri blasts after Napoli's lost

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Maurizio Sarri believes Cristiano Ronaldo and his other Juventus stars are lacking sharpness after their Coppa Italia final loss to Napoli on Wednesday.

Ronaldo lacks sharpness, Sarri blasts after Napoli's won 4-2 on penalty shoot-out after a goalless draw in the decider in Rome.

Juve have been held goalless In two games since returning to action following the coronavirus-enforced break

Sarri said Ronaldo and his other players are lacking a certain level of fitness required after not playing competitive matches for more than three months.

"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," Sarri told RAI.

"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."

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Argentine star Paulo Dybala and Danilo missed penalties for Juventus in a penalty shoot-out against Napoli, who eventually lost the trophy

Sarri lamented his side's defeat and believes they are lacking some "brilliance", with Juve failing to score in back-to-back games for the first time since October 2015.

"There is disappointment for the boys, for the club, for the fans, but this is a particular moment, both for the physical condition and for some important absence," Juve manager said.

"We made different choices than usual, pressing less high to have a better grip at a distance and we played the game with good levels of application.

"Right now, however, we lack brilliance to make the amount of game produced dangerous and without that brilliance it becomes more difficult to beat the man, which our players are usually used to doing easily, and finding other solutions.

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"Two 0-0s are an unprecedented fact and I think it is characteristic of this period." sarri added

Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso meanwhile felt Napoli's hard work was rewarded by a "God of football" as he claimed his first major piece of silverware as a manager after a terrible reign at AC Milan.

Juventus will face Bologna in an away game after returning from a compulsory lockdown due to corona virus pandemic



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