Juventus vice-chairman Pavel Nedved has given the latest update on Cristiano Ronaldo and his future in Turin. Nedved has insisted that the Portuguese and current Juve manager Andrea Pirlo will remain at the club next season.
Upon Cristiano’s scoring form, it has been an underwhelming season so far for Juventus. The Old Lady is likely to miss out on Serie A and has also been dumped out of the Champions League by Porto.
As a result of the poor collective success of this campaign, there have been suggestions that Cristiano Ronaldo could leave the Turin club at the end of the season. Speculations have also emerged about a possible return to Real Madrid for the Madrid record scorer.
But Juventus vice-chairman Pavel Nedved is convinced that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will stay in Turin beyond the summer.
“For me, Ronaldo can’t be touched,” Pavel Nedved said in an interview with DAZN. “He has a contract until June 30, 2022, and will stay. What happens after that remains to be seen.”
“Cristiano, both technically and in terms of image, pushed us towards the peak of football. On a technical level, you can’t fault him. He’s scored more than 100 goals in 120 games and he dragged us into the Champions League.”
“We can criticize him – we all have to be open to criticism when we make a mistake – but to question his numbers and what he gives us in every game, for me, isn’t fair.”
“He’s a simple guy, even if it doesn’t seem like that from the outside.”
“Kids will study his physique and his career. He’s the prototype of the modern player who, with immense talent and a lot of work, has achieved incredible goals.”
Also, the Juventus vice-chairman mentioned that the club maintain full faith in manager Andrea Pirlo.
“Pirlo is and will be, the Juventus coach. 100 percent” he said. “We committed to a project with Andrea knowing the difficulties that would arise. The difficulties were foreseen.”
“We have a new coach with a very rejuvenated squad at our disposal. We are very calm – we’re on the path we wanted to be and will continue on this path.”
“He has everything to become a great coach.”