Juventus’ boss has responded to Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit rumors at Juventus following the club’s Champions League early exit. The Rookie manager believes it is ‘natural’ rumors that have circulated over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future recently but then insists the Portuguese have ‘more than proved his worth’ to Juventus.
Upon supplying 92 goals and 22 assists in only 121 appearances for the Bianconeri, Cristiano’s impact has often been questioned in Turin. And most recently, his inability to help the Old Lady succeed in Europe has led to a lot of criticism – especially after the defeat to Porto in the last week’s Champions League last-16.
Meanwhile, the club’s latest failed attempt to win the Champions League has sparked Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit rumors at the Turin club, with the former club Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain being touted as potential destinations.
“Ronaldo is fine,” Andrea Pirlo said in a press conference ahead of Sunday’s trip to Cagliari.
“It’s natural that he’s disappointed by what happened the other night in the Champions League, he trained very well and has recovered to play tomorrow against Cagliari.”
“It’s natural there are rumors after the elimination, he’s the most important player in the world alongside Leo Messi.”
“He has always done well for us, scoring 90-odd goals and he has more than proved his worth.”
Juventus is up next away to Cagliari in the Serie A on Sunday evening.