Cristiano Ronaldo: I am ready to make amends
Ronaldo is ready to make amends as injury-hit Juventus takes on Atalanta in Serie A. The Juventus forward conceded he is not “100 percent” despite his goal spree for Portugal.
Juventus looks forward to meeting Atalanta on Saturday. The club will aim to extend their unbeaten run this season to stay at the top of Serie A.
Juventus will visit before hosting Atletico Madrid in the Champions League next week.
On the other hand, Ronaldo concedes he is not “100 percent” despite his goal spree for Portugal. However, he shows his willingness to always be ready to play for the club.
Juventus is one point ahead of Inter Milan. This after the 12 matches with Lazio and Cagliari eight points adrift of the leaders in joint third.
Atalanta has played three league games without a win. The club will be eager to get back into the Champions League berths as they sit two points off fourth place before next week’s trip to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Atalanta’s fortunes have slipped following the high injury suffered to Colombia star, Duvan Zapata. The star has scored six goals in six Serie A matches before being sidelined for their last five league games.
As Atalanta sweat on Zapata’s return, Juventus will be without Alex Sandro. The Juventus full-back picked up a thigh injury while playing for Brazil with Blaise Matuidi recovering from a rib injury.
Ronaldo has said he was not at his best physical form, with Sarri saying the Portuguese star has a “little knee problem.”
Despite the slight injury, the 34-year-old wants to make amends after storming off when he was substituted in Juventus’s last game against AC Milan.
“In the last three weeks, I have played at a slightly reduced capacity.” Said Ronaldo.
“I don’t like to be replaced. No one does. I tried to help Juventus even when injured.”
Full-back Danilo, who scored his first goal for Brazil during the international break warned, “the games after the international break are never easy to let alone against Atalanta. A team that is doing well.”
“We can’t make mistakes or underestimate them.”
Inter Milan will be looking forward to making it a perfect seven league games on the road this season as they travel to Torino before their European trip to Slavia Prague.
Napoli is in crisis having slipped to seventh and desperately needs a result at 14th placed AC Milan who is floundering.
Cagliari and Lazio will look to continue their strong form at lowly Lecce and Sassuolo respectively.
Roma has a chance t move into the Champions League places as they look to bounce back from last week’s defeat to Parma at home against tail-enders Brescia.