Cristiano Ronaldo admits he sees a “bright future” for Juventus under their new manager Andrea Pirlo after his brace salvaged a point for the Turin club in their frustrating 2-2 draw against AS Roma.
Despite looking less of themselves against the vibrant Roma side on Sunday night, Juventus came away with a point in Pirlo’s second league game in charge, thanks to Ronaldo’s brace.
Two goals from Jordan Veretout ensured that the Old Lady fell behind twice in the game. The attacking midfielder found the back of the net first through a penalty before Henrikh Mkhitaryan assisted him for a second goal after Cristiano Ronaldo had leveled the first with a well-taken penalty in the same fashion as to that of Roma’s own.
Meanwhile, things before worse for the Bianconeri following Andrien Rabiot’s sending off for a second bookable offense left Juventus with 10-men for close to half an hour.
However, it was Ronaldo’s towering header that rescued the Juventus side for the night after he met Danilo’s cross high up in the end to power home an equalizer to salvage a point for Juve in the 2-2 draw at the Italian capital.
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Obviously, it was not a perfect result for this enthusiastic Juve team, but their star striker was upbeat and is hopeful of another successful campaign in Turin.
“I think it is a point earned,” Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia.
“It had become a complicated situation but we got back into it, even after the red card, so by the end of the campaign this could prove to be an important point.”
He then adds that the group is optimistic and that he sees a bright future for Juventus under their new manager.
“We’re at the start of the season, there’s a new coach, new ideas, but I see the team working well. We’re enthusiastic and I see a bright future for us.”
“What we’re seeing is that the team is happy to work with a smile.”
Next Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus will be facing Napoli, who has got maximum points from their opening two games.
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