‘It is normal for a champion’ – Ronaldo’s anger defended by Szczesny

The Portuguese attacker stormed down the tunnel after his substitution against AC Milan but the goalkeeper came to his defence

Cristiano Ronaldo’s angry reaction to being substituted against AC Milan is “normal” and he will make the difference in the decisive moments of the season, says Juventus team-mate Wojciech Szczesny.

Goalkeeper Szczesny had sympathy for Ronaldo’s reaction, saying: “I think it is normal for a champion to get a little angry when he leaves the field.

“He will return in better physical condition and, as he has always done, will make the difference in the decisive phase of the season.

“In recent weeks he has not trained at 100 per cent, after the international break it will be better. We all know the qualities and personality of Ronaldo.”