Former Real Madrid star Predrag Mijatovic has said that Gareth Bale cannot come anywhere close to ex-teammate Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of the leadership qualities on the field. The Wales international was widely fancied to lead Los Blancos’ attack after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer but things have not gone as predicted with the Welshman struggling with his regular injury concerns.
Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably one of the best soccer players that the world has seen. Together with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo has dominated in the past 10 years with the highest individual accolade in world soccer (Balon D'or) being shared by only him and Lionel Messi in the last 10 years!
Cristiano Ronaldo’s super-agent Jorge Mendes has said that the Portugal international had initially expressed his desire to join Juventus midway through the previous campaign. The 33-year-old had spent nine trophy-laden seasons with Real Madrid before making the surprise switch to Turin for a reported £100m fee last summer.
Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has admitted that he was surprised by Real Madrid’s decision to sell Cristiano Ronaldo during the summer transfer window. The Portugal international had been with Los Blancos for nine complete seasons but he was permitted to part ways with the club after Juventus came with a £100m offer on the table.
Juventus attacker has hailed the fitness levels of Cristiano Ronaldo following the club’s recent Champions League meeting at Manchester United. The Portugal international played through the entire 90 minutes of his Old Trafford comeback and he made a notable contribution with a sublime cross from the right wing which contributed towards Paulo Dybala’s match-winning goal.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has said that Cristiano Ronaldo is not easy to replace after witnessing Real Madrid’s mixed start to their La Liga campaign. The Portugal international made the shock move to the Bianconeri after nine years with Los Blancos and he has since adjusted decently with four goals and four assists in eight Serie A matches.
Napoli and Spanish defender Raul Albiol believes former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo may find it harder to score goals on a regular basis with Juventus. The Portuguese footballer joined the Bianconeri after spending nine successful seasons with Real Madrid but Albiol feels the 33-year-old may struggled to achieve the 40-goal in his maiden season in Italy.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has indicated that his side were never in the running to sign Cristiano Ronaldo after he decided to end his long-term association with Real Madrid. The Portuguese superstar was strongly linked with a return to Old Trafford after opting to pursue a fresh challenge from the Bernabeu but ultimately, Juventus were the club who acquired his services in a club-record deal.
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has hailed Juventus as one of the best clubs in history after joining them on a four-year contract this month. The 33-year-old made the surprise decision to leave Real Madrid after nine seasons with them but he is now pleased to have made the choice to join the Bianconeri.
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes Cristiano Ronaldo has not done much on the playing field at the World Cup despite leading the golden boot race with four goals. The Portugal international has been the highlight of the tournament with a hat-trick against Spain but Fabregas has indicated that the 33-year-old has had some luck with his performances.