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'Cristiano Ronaldo is free to play where he wants': Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jul 22, 2019, 07.24 PM (IST)

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the team and insisted that it is important for a player like him to play freely on the pitch.  

"Cristiano can go everywhere on the pitch, he is the best player, and I think that for him it's very important to be free on the pitch," said Sarri. 

Sarri was addressing media after 2-3 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the International Champions Cup. 

"It was the first, only the first match. Cristiano is the best player of our team of course, so I think that we have to organise very well," Sarri added further. 

The former Chelsea manager also hopeful of signing more players before the closing of the transfer window. 

"We have lots of players in certain positions and less in others, but we're talking about a situation where I have seven players in Turin carrying injuries and five who have yet to return from international commitments," said Sarri. 

"I think the club, between now and the end of the transfer window, will do something in terms of incomings, but we'll also have to do something in terms of outgoings," he added. 

The Italian champions have already signed Matthijs de Ligt, Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Luca Pellegrini, Merih Demiral and Gianluigi Buffon ahead of the upcoming season and they looked interested in Manchester United's Paul Pogba.