Juve needs to depart from Ronaldo this summer, former Bianconeri midfielder Massimo Mauro claims, with the Portuguese superstar saying he has never been a leader and never will.
Value of Cristiano Ronaldo
A marking addition was made to the ranks in Turin in the summer of 2018, with the five-time winner Ballon d’Or calling time in a record period at Real to take on a new challenge in Italy. The glory of the Serie A title has been won at Allianz Stadium, but questions are being asked about whether Juventus has found full value in Cristiano as he approaches the final 12 months of his contract and begins to cut a disaffected piece on the Pirlo lineup.
Against the backdrop of exit talk and criticism of Cristiano’s influence in Juventus, Massimo noted that Cristiano Ronaldo has never been a leader, where he played and he never will be, and that he as a company and his turnover is more important to him than the success of the team. He also said that Ronaldo doesn’t drag his teammates with him, he always wants them to give him the ball to score goals. He is a great individualist, he is not a team player.
Ronaldo’s presence in Juve
The Portuguese international, which continues to pursue record goals with his country, has maintained remarkable individual standards while with Juventus. He has hit 97 goals through 126 appearances and will have his own vision of reaching another century before the season rolls out. Two Serie A titles have been captured to sit next to a pair of Supercoppa Italiana crowns, and the Coppa Italia prize remains up for grabs this season.
However, the success of the Champions League proved elusive for the man who has conquered the continent on five previous occasions. Juventus bowed out of continental competition in the final 16 stage in 2020-21, when it suffered a punchy defeat to Porto, and Turin is now being trained to change on and off the pitch.