Andrea Pirlo's Players Are Struggling To Adapt Without Ronaldo

Italian outlet Corriere via SunSport is claiming that the manager’s honeymoon period is over as players are finding it difficult to adapt with the tactician’s strategy without striker Ronaldo. The Portuguese star was missing in their 1-1 draw away at Benevento as the reigning champions failed to hold onto their lead. Juventus dropped points yet again on the night the side was deeply frustrated with Alvaro Morata also receiving a red card after full time of the encounter for verbally insulting the referee. Top football manager attacks Messi, claims he has no passion for football when compared to Maradona After the match, Pirlo said there was the urgent need to rest Ronaldo as the player is exhausted with the number of matches he played in recent times. He said: "Already Wednesday in the Champions League he had a problem, but he had decided to play, It’s normal for someone to get tired and rest. "This time it was Ronaldo’s turn, others next. Ronaldo is an added value, but when

Riyad: Why I Didn't Join Arsenal

Riyad Mahrez says he could have joined Arsenal during the close season, but Leicester City refused to let the forward negotiate. The Algerian winger says The Foxes made him very expensive and suggested he was glad he rejected a move to the Emirates.  

Mahrez said he was aware of an offer from Arsenal, but refused to attempt to force a move away from the King Power Stadium.

Claudio Ranieri also revealed during the summer that he wanted the Algerian forward to remain with the Premier League champions.

His Leicester team-mate Jamie Vardy also rejected a move to Arsenal during the summer. “There was contact with Arsenal,” Mahrez told Canal Football Club. “But Leicester wanted to keep me and I was pretty expensive. I did not want to create a conflict when the offer came in. “Personally, I think it is a good thing I stayed put. It’s now up to me to prove myself again.” Mahrez who won the PFA player of the year last season played a key role as Leicester City in the Premier League title.