Sarri: Ronaldo, Pjanic and Dybala will discuss on who should take the free-kick

Sarri says he will not make any changes to Juventus’ free-kick hierarchy, despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s poor conversion rate.

There have been calls for Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala to replace Ronaldo as Juve’s default free-kick taker, with the Portuguese statistically Serie A’s worst.


However, Sarri made it clear before tomorrow’s trip to Lecce that he would leave duties to the discretion of the No 7 and Pjanic.

“It’ll be a difficult match against a team who always propose their own style of play, even when they’re in trouble,” he said at a Press conference.

“There will be many variables to deal with, like the heat, which can be an obstacle as it was in Florence, but we must be able to overcome these difficulties too.

“Right now we don’t have that many options to rotate, but we’ll change something based on the condition of the players.


“Bonucci’s always played, we’ll see if we can give him a breather. Douglas Costa isn’t ready yet and De Sciglio also needs a few more days.

“I often talk to Ronaldo. Even for him he’ll occasionally need to rest. We’ll see when, based on how he feels.

“Ronaldo, Pjanic & Dybala decide over free kicks, it’s down to them. I’ve asked for a few things from Pjanic, without changing his nature, and he did well to make himself available.

“He’s expressing himself at very high levels.”