When treated to Lecce on Sunday (29/01/2012) night, Sneijder appeared since the early minutes and mounted behind the striker duo Diego Milito and Giampaolo Pazzini.
However, he could not contribute significantly during the first 45 minutes and replaced in the second round. Ranieri’s decision may not be well received by Sneijder.
So when asked about the decision by ESPN Star quoted Sport1, Sneijder had retorted, “The decision coach. I’ll probably talk to him tomorrow.”
Nevertheless, Ranieri himself had tried to explain why replacing the Dutch players. According to him, Sneijder withdrawn not because of disappointing.
“He did not play bad but I want to restore security (last line),” said Ranieri.