New Juventus boss, Maurizio Sarri on Friday visited Cristiano Ronaldo on vacation to prepare him for a record-breaking season, but with Ronaldo moving to a centre-forward role.
Multiple sources including La Stampa, Corriere della Sera, Gazzetta dello Sport and more all state that Sarri and director of sport Fabio Paratici flew out to the Cote d’Azur on Friday for a face-to-face meeting with Ronaldo on his yacht.
Sarri had earlier said he’d like Ronaldo to shatter the existing Serie A record of 36 goals in a single season, set by Gonzalo Higuain at Sarri’s Napoli.
To achieve this, it’ll be essential to move the Portuguese winger into the False 9 role, following in the footsteps of Dries Mertens and Eden Hazard.
Speaking to a press conference on arrival at Juve, Sarri has made it clear that he is not stuck with the 4-3-3 system, having used 4-3-1-2 at Empoli and at the beginning of his Napoli career.
He intends to speak to the players and adapt his tactics to fit their characteristics, starting with Ronaldo.