LONDON: Italian Antonio Cassano launched another attack on Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Juventus star and his team -mates are facing a tough season with their nine -year dominance in Serie A looking to be coming to an end.
A shock 1-0 home defeat to Benevento last weekend put them 10 points behind league leaders Inter Milan who could destroy their hopes of winning the title.
The Old Lady squad was also eliminated in the round of 16 of the Champions League at the hands of Porto further adding to the pressure on boss Andrea Pirlo in his first season in charge of the club.
Ronaldo, 36, has scored 29 goals in all competitions but Cassano believes the player’s presence has had a negative impact on the entire squad.
The former Real Madrid player told Bobo TV: “If you sell Cristiano, there is € 100 million you can spend to get some good players.
“You can’t have a coach who wants to play football with Cristiano Ronaldo.
“He will put pressure on (Andrea) Pirlo. Cristiano only thinks about his goals and his record.
“If you’re president and you want to restart the team, you can’t give the responsibility of coaching someone like Ronaldo.”