Brazilian Ronaldo, the former Inter and AC Milan player, defended Antonio Conte’s use of the substitutes, and says Real Madrid made a mistake by selling Achraf Hakimi.
Inter are preparing to receive Juventus at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in the Italian derby and the top of the 18th round of the Italian League.
“I have never criticized Conte. I know that people do not always like the substitutions, but sometimes there are needs that people do not see from the outside,” Al-Dhahirah said in statements to the Italian newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport.
He added, “It is the fate of the coaches, the same thing happens with Andrea Pirlo, people said he has no experience, but he has super intelligence, he will not play simple football and the team must follow him. It will take time, but if Juventus gives him the job, they have to wait, and it will not change.” Things from day to day. ”
Regarding the match, Ronaldo said: “It will not be a decisive confrontation in the title race. A victory will be beneficial to the appreciation of the same team, but it does not exclude Milan from the race.”
He praised the Rossoneri, “They surprise me and play attacking football with high quality. Zlatan Ibrahimovic always says that he considers me his favorite star. He is unique, even if I didn’t get injuries, I would never play until the age of forty.”
Does Cristiano Ronaldo play Juventus striker until the age of forty? He replied: “I don’t know, he will definitely try. He’s different from the player I saw at Real Madrid, he knows how to manage himself now. Have you seen him against Sassuolo? Even if he disappeared throughout the match, he could hurt you in Within one minute. ”
Ronaldo believes that Inter is a candidate to win the league title: “They have a great coach and a team with a precise identity. Plus they don’t play in European competitions. This is never a good thing, but I would not be surprised to see Inter win more points than opponents in March, when European competitions resume.” .
“They signed an extraordinary player like Achraf Hakimi. It was a mistake for Real Madrid to leave him. I imagine sometimes him and me, we will run at a decent speed.”
Inter are second in the Italian league table with 37 points, 3 points behind leaders Milan.
While Juventus are fourth with 33 points and have a game in hand against Napoli.