Sarri: You can only give credit to Ronaldo’s mother for creating such a specimen

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri won’t take credit for Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring run against Roma. “Give credit to his mother for creating such a specimen!”

The Bianconeri swept through to the Coppa Italia semi-finals against either Milan or Torino with a 3-1 win, decided by Cristiano Ronaldo, Rodrigo Bentancur and Leonardo Bonucci.

“We had a good first half, but didn’t come out of the locker room for the start of the second,” Sarri told Rai Sport, referring to the Cengiz Under strike.

“After a little while, we again got into it against a team that has a good passing game. Gigi Buffon made some saves that confirm he’s still in good shape and a top level goalkeeper.

“Douglas Costa doesn’t have 90 minutes in his legs yet, but seemed to be clearly improving. Ronaldo is in extraordinary physical and mental condition, scoring with remarkable consistency. On an individual level, I don’t see what Ronaldo could improve. Perhaps in some defensive moments.

“I cannot take credit for Ronaldo’s current form, you can only give credit to his mother for creating such a specimen!”