Cristiano Ronaldo has played down his injury after the forward was forced to leave the field with a hamstring problem on Monday night during Portugal’s Euro’s 2020 qualifying match against Serbia.
The forward and captain limped off after just 31 minutes of the clash as his side drew 1-1 thanks to a Danilo Peirera who’s goal cancelled out an early penalty from Dusan Tadic at Estádio da Luz.
Ronaldo, however, told reporters after the match that he doesn’t think he’ll be out for long.
“I’m not worried about this injury and I’m not afraid, I know my body well. I think I’ll be fine in a week or two.”
That would mean that the five-time Ballon d”or winner would miss the Juventus clashes against Empoli and Cagilari but could return in time for their clash with AC Milan and should be ready for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Ajax.
The Portugese scored a hattrick to help Juve beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 (3-2 on aggregate) to overturn a 2-0 first leg score.
While Ajax might have been one of the more favourable draws, their 4-1 demolition of Real Madrid showed that they are not a team to beat and Massimiliano Allegri will no doubt be desperate to have his talisman in his starting line-up.