After Barca’s 3-0 win over Liverpool, much of the argument was directed at Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. While praising Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo was also praised for his Champions League defeat. But in an interview, the famous coach, Lippi, offered his point: Don’t compare Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo alone, whose personal success is due to the support of the team. Asked about the comparison between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Lippi said: “I must point out again that these great players would never have been decisive without the quiet support of the team as a whole. “
“Cristiano Ronaldo did a great job against Atletico, but that’s because he has a great Juventus team to support him. In the first leg in Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo was also on the pitch, but Juve narrowly missed four goals. In the same game against Barca vs Liverpool, Messi made a difference because the whole team was at their best.
Asked why his team Juventus had been eliminated, Lippi came down to luck: “What is Missing from Juventus?” There is no doubt that there is an element of luck. Juventus have lost twice in the last five years to a stronger team in the Champions League final. So this year, they bought Cristiano Ronaldo. “
“But you’ve got an opponent who’s a young, motivated team, 6-7 players with a lot of ability, and is being guided by a proper philosophy of football. Juventus, on the other hand, are missing Chiellini, whose importance is ‘Croll on the defensive end’. There are also many players who have the ability to change the situation, such as Cuadrado and Douglas Costa, and some on the pitch who are in poor form. Taken together, it’s really bad luck.
In the end Lippi concluded: “When you reach the final stages of the Champions League, you have to have all the best players and keep them at your best, otherwise you will lose.” “