“There is no excuse for anything”: Cristiano Ronaldo urges Juventus teammates to “give more of us” after Andrea Pirlo’s side suffered a 3-0 defeat by Fiorentina, to 10 points behind in the Serie A title race to slip the AC Milan
- Cristiano Ronaldo has urged his Juventus team-mates to “give more of us”.
- The old lady lost 3-0 to Fiorentina only to lose ground in the title race
- Juve are 10 points behind leaders AC Milan, whose dominance is under threat
- Ronaldo said in a strong message on Instagram: “There is no excuse for anything.”
Cristiano Ronaldo sent a strong message to his Juventus team-mates after losing 3-0 to Fiorentina, insisting that there is no excuse for anything as Andrea Pirlo’s side lost more ground in the Serie A title race.
The old lady suffered her first home defeat of the season when Dusan Vlahovic, Martin Caceres and an own goal from Alex Sandro beat 10-man Juventus in a shock result on Tuesday.
The defeat, compounded by AC Milan’s 3-2 win over Lazio, leaves Pirlo’s side 10 points behind Stefano Pioli’s side as they attempt to win their tenth straight Scudetto.
Cristiano Ronaldo urged his teammates to “give more of us” in a strong message
Juventus suffered a 3-0 defeat to Fiorentina in their first home defeat this season
And Ronaldo, who is the league’s top scorer with 12 goals, has urged his teammates to “give more of us” as the old lady seeks to fill the gap with her rivals in 2021.
“Yesterday we finished our planned games for 2020 with a poor performance and a far from acceptable result, a special year in many ways,” wrote Ronaldo on Instagram.
‘Empty stadiums, COVID logs, postponed games, long interruptions and a very tight calendar.
Due to the defeat on Tuesday, Juventus are losing ground in the Serie A title race before the winter break
The old lady’s dominance is under threat as she is 10 points behind AC Milan
‘But that’s not an excuse for anything. We know that we have to give more of ourselves to play better and win more consistently. We are Juventus! And we just can’t accept anything less than excellent performance on the pitch!
‘I hope this short break can help us to return stronger and more united than ever, because the season is far from over and we believe that we will celebrate with our Tiffosi again in the end.
“Believe in us, trust our team as much as we trust you, and we will deliver!”
Ronaldo’s comments follow Andrea Pirlo’s damned look back at his side’s performance
Ronaldo’s remarks come after Pirlo fell into his stars after Tuesday’s defeat when the club legend accused his side of “having her thoughts on vacation”.
“What happened to the red card cannot be used as an alibi,” he told Sky Sport Italia. ‘The result was not due to Fiorentina’s attitude, it was due to the lack of ours.
“If so, you face such bad situations. In games before Christmas, it can happen that you have your thoughts on the holidays. We were unable to concentrate and could not relax. ‘