A Juventus’ star didn’t believe it when he was told Cristiano Ronaldo was coming to the Italian club in 2018.
Prior to Ronaldo’s arrival at Juventus, nobody actually believed the superstar would leave his perfect world at Real Madrid. On paper, there was no reason for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to leave the perfect setting for any other club. At Madrid, Ronaldo literally had everything he wanted, becoming a legend of one of the greatest football clubs in history in record time. He also became the club’s all-time top scorer, before winning four UEFA Champions League titles in five years.
However, we do understand that Cristiano Ronaldo is the sort of player who loves new challenges, and most times it involves making tough decisions. In this case, he had to make a statement against Florentino Perez. And the Juventus players never imagined what was happening that summer, some didn’t even believe the transfer was true. The one Juventus’ stars who thought it was a lie or probably a joke was Juan Cuadrado. But when he found out it was true, he was overly excited.
Juan Cuadrado Talks Cristiano Ronaldo And Still Trusts Pirlo
While on an interview picked up by Football Italia, the Columbian star said this about Cristiano Ronaldo and Andrea Pirlo: “Ronaldo is a great professional. You can only learn by working with him. He is a model for what he does in every game and every training session. I didn’t believe he could have joined Juventus. Now I am happy he is part of the team. I used to wear the No. 7 before he arrived, but I gave it to him without any problem. Playing is what matters. It’s better to give than to receive.”
“Pirlo is doing a great job. It’s not easy to join a top club. There have been many changes, and we need to have patience. We lost some points, and that’s why we are in this position. Now we must earn as many points as possible and try to reach a Champions League placement. The Coppa Italia Final is also crucial for us. We hope we can win the derby. We must have no fear. We are training to get the best possible result.”