Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri has hailed superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo after the footballer broke another record by becoming the quickest player to reach 50 goals in Serie A.
The Portuguese scored twice within three minutes against Lazio to help his club’s quest to clinch the Serie A after he converted a penalty and then scored from a swift counter attack following a pass from Paulo Dybala in the 2-1 victory.
The brace took him to 51 Serie A goals in total but he became the quickest to reach half a century, doing so in just 61 league games.
Former AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko previously held the record by getting to 50 goals in 68 games, while Brazilian Ronaldo reached the 50 mark in 70 appearances.
Sarri praising Ronaldo, said;
“When Cristiano smells blood… He’s extraordinary, as he recovers so quickly between games,’ Sarri said to Sky Sport Italia.
“It’s not just physical, but psychological.
“He could be someone who uses up so much energy in each game, but he recovers it every time and he’s world class in the mind as well as the legs.”
Ronaldo also became the first player to score at least 50 goals in the Premier League, LaLiga and Serie A.
His 51 goals in Italy go alongside his 84 in the English Premier League, and 311 in LaLiga make Ronaldo’s feats look supernatural. The star player, however, played down his achievements.
“Records are always important, but the most important thing is that the team wins,” Ronaldo said.
“We are a phenomenal team and we showed that again today, although we always want to improve and raise the bar.”
Recently, Forbes Magazine named the Juventus striker the first football player to hit the $1billion mark, an achievement which was envisaged a few weeks earlier.
According to media outlet, the 35-year-old earned a staggering $105m from June 1, 2019, to June 1, 2020 to achieve the feat.
In the world of sports, Ronaldo’s earnings are however second to tennis legend and multiple Grand Slam winner Roger Federer.