Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri was actually pleased that Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty in the Coppa Italia semi-final against Milan.
“He still isn’t used to missing a penalty, but it might go anywhere as he was hitting the inside of the post and was unlucky,” Sarri said, speaking to Rai Sport (via).
He attributed the miss to the player being “unlucky”. After this first competitive match in Italy since the outbreak of the COVID-19, Sarri said:
“I told Ronaldo to take on a more central position, he was ready to try it out and he was playing the game he needed at this point.
“I don’t believe playing him a couple meters further one side or the other would give such a good player a big difference. Everyone had a strong 30-minute opening and then faded away.”