Maurizio Sarri praised Cristiano Ronaldo's recovery from a knee injury whereas backing the Juventus forward to win the Ballon d'Or.
Maurizio Sarri hopes Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo wins his sixth Ballon d'Or, and he additionally tipped team-mate Paulo Dybala to be recognised because the world's best player within the future.
Ronaldo is up against fellow five-time winner Lionel Messi and port defender poet Van Dijk within the running for this year's gong, whereas Juve Diamond Statefender Matthijs de Ligt is in rivalry to win the Kopa Trophy awarded to the simplest playacting player below the age of twenty one.
After observance Ronaldo overcoming a persistent knee injury to play a full ninety minutes in Juve's 1-0 persuade Atletico Madrid on weekday, Sarri aforesaid he was affected with the 34-year-old's recovery.
"Cristiano did well within the last game, even with some resistance," Sarri told reporters. "Now he simply should grow in terms of brilliance.
"I hope that Cristiano wins the Ballon d'Or, Diamond State Ligt the Kopa Trophy which Dybala can sooner or later be a future Ballon d’Or contestant."
Serie A leaders Juventus play 14th-placed Sassuolo on Sunday, and Sarri said his deliberation over selecting a pair of from Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Dybala to play in attack can be a welcome drawback.
But the previous Naples and Chelsea coach warned his players against self-satisfaction as they are going in search of a fifth consecutive Serie A ending, having crushed Atalanta 3-1 before the persuade Atletico.
"Tomorrow's game is extremely dangerous," Sarri aforesaid of the Sassuolo clash. "We get this fixture when 2 games that took away heaps of our need.
"In addition, Sassuolo could be a team that has done well, even on the road, and that they have a young and robust coach United Nations agency I respect heaps.
"Do i purchase a headache selecting United Nations agency to play in attack? If something, the opposition gets the headache.
"Emre will could also be associate degree possibility for tomorrow. Alex Sandro took half within the full coaching session with the team yesterday. we want to check if he will play ninety minutes.
"[Federico] Bernardeschi is doing well, he's a helpful player to the team, United Nations agency has nice technical qualities, therefore we tend to raise him to present a lot of."