AS Roma boss Di Francesco has said he wished Ronaldo does not play against side tonight.
Francesco’s side take on Serie A leaders Juventus tonight and the high-profile clash is getting its billing with the manager of the Roman side saying that Ronaldo is the man to watch out for.
“Ronaldo is danger number one. He has got the skills of an out-of-the-league player,” he told a news conference. “Maybe he doesn’t determine anything in 35 minutes and then he takes a phenomenal trick out of his hat. He is a player managers struggle to replace because he can decide the game whenever he wants. For this reason, I wish he could not play, of course.”
Ronaldo has terrorized AS Roma in the past while playing for Manchester United when the Old Trafford outfit knocked in 7 goals in 90 minutes in a Champions League match. Ronaldo was on form that day and was the chief architect for the 7 goals.
The Portuguese has moved to Italy this season at the age of 33 to take on a new challenge and has done extremely well so far reaching double digits in goals already with more than half the season still to play.