Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri complimented Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother as the Portuguese star extended his scoring streak in a 3-1 win over AS Roma to advance to the Italian Cup semi-finals yesterday morning (Singapore time).
The Portuguese star picked up a Gonzalo Higuain cross after 26 minutes, finishing off from an angle in the Allianz Stadium.
It was the 34-year-old’s 12th goal in eight consecutive games in which he has played in all competitions for the Turin giants, but his first in the Italian Cup.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has also scored seven goals in four matches this year.
“I believe that the compliments should be made to his mother,” said Sarri of Ronaldo, who has now scored in 15 different club competitions throughout his career.
“He is in super form physically. In terms of explosiveness, he is doing well, he takes great care of the details.
“It is difficult to improve on an individual level.
“We are talking about one of the greatest of all time and I would like to help him win a sixth Ballon d’Or.”