Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that Juventus’ last Serie A game for the year which ended in a 3-0 defeat to Fiorentina was their fault.
The Biaconeri suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of Florence based team led by Cesare Prandelli.
The Bianconeri conceded a third-minute goal as their defence were caught napping and things went from bad to worse in the 18th minute when Juan Cuadrado was sent off.
Andreas Pirlo’s side then scored an own goal from Alex Sandro before Martin Cesares finally got the job done nine minutes from time.
Ronaldo’s appeal for a penalty was denied and his goal was also disallowed after being caught in an offside position from Danilo’s cross.
The 35-year-old was not happy with their performance as he stated that the closing of the year was not encouraging but Juve would bounce back in the New Year.
Ronaldo said on Instagram: “Yesterday, with a poor performance and a result far from acceptable, we closed our scheduled games for 2020, a special year in many particular ways.
Empty stadiums, COVID protocols, postponed games, long stoppages and a very tight calendar. “But this is no excuse for anything.
We know that we have to give more of ourselves, in order to play better and to win in a more consistent way.
We are Juventus! And we simply cannot accept anything less than excellence on the pitch! “I hope this short stoppage may help us to come back stronger and more united than ever, because the season is still far from over and in the end we believe that we will, once again, celebrate with our tiffosi.
“Believe in us, trust our team as much as we trust you, and we will deliver!”