CRISTIANO RONALDO has vowed to "come back soon" after missing out on Maurizio Sarri's matchday squad for Juventus' trip to Atalanta on Saturday.
The Portuguese star had fumed before the international break after being substituted by Sarri in the 55th minute against AC Milan.
Ronaldo was fit enough to play in Portugal's matches against Lithuania and Luxembourg over the international break, scoring in both.
But Sarri has deemed Ronaldo to not be physically ready to play any part this weekend.
The 60-year-old said: "There is no need for clarification with Cristiano Ronaldo.
"At certain times, the players must be left to recover and cool down.
"The problem is that on Tuesday he told us that he is still not well.
"When he returned he told us he had been better in the first game [for Portugal], but in the second he still had pain.
"This is why he 99 per cent will not be ready for Atalanta.
"The goal is to have him back for the Champions League [against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday]."
And Ronaldo himself responded on Instagram.
Focused on my recovery to come back soon!⚽??
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The 34-year-old posted a picture of himself training in black-and-white, accompanied by the caption: "Focused on my recovery to come back soon."
Despire rumours of a feud between the pair, Ronaldo recently played down the situation.
The five time Ballon d'Or winner told reporters: "There was no controversy, you create controversy.
"In the last three weeks I have been limited.
"Everyone knows that I don't like to be substituted, but there was no problem in my gestures after the change. I tried to help Juventus by playing injured.
"No one likes to be replaced, but I understand it, because I wasn't well in those two games. I wasn't 100 per cent."
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