One thing for sure is that Cristiano Ronaldo will undoubtedly impress anyone in one way or the other. And evidently, it didn’t take long for the Portuguese ace to impress his new manager with his incredible work ethic as he revealed the star forward is the first to Juventus training and the last to leave.
Juve’s new manager Andrea Pirlo praised Cristiano Ronaldo’s good start to the season and hopes the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s form can continue.
In two Serie A games this season, Cristiano Ronaldo has contributed three goals and an assist to help secure four points for the Bianconeri with one win and an unfortunate draw against AS Roma last weekend.
Speaking ahead of their Sunday’s scheduled fixture against Napoli, Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo singled out Ronaldo for praise and hopes his star player returns more goals this season.
Pirlo Reveals Ronaldo Is the First to Juventus Training and Last to Leave
Andrea Pirlo opened up on his admiration for Ronaldo’s work ethic while speaking ahead of Juventus’ scheduled clash against Napoli on Sunday.
“Ronaldo works very hard. He is the first to come to training and the last to go home,” Pirlo told a news conference.
“He brings enthusiasm, you can notice it on the pitch as well. He started the season really well, I hope he will keep doing like this until the end of the season.”
“I wish he’ll score one or two goals every game. He is really important for us. In Rome, we were a man down and he helped a lot until the end of the game. He is an example for everyone,” added the new manager.
Pirlo Speaks For the First Time About Juventus’ Draw to Face Barcelona In Champions League Group Stage
Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus were drawn to face Lionel Messi’s Barcelona, Dynamo Kiev, and Ferencvaros in Group G of the Champions League. Pirlo, meanwhile, is ready and gearing up for the challenge. However, he pointed to getting a trip to Kiev on October 20 as an important aspect for Juventus as they aim to win their first Champions League crown since 1996.
“We are in a very good group. It’s always great to face Barcelona because it brings more responsibilities and attention to our players,” Pirlo said.
“We know we’ll play a lot of games, but I think it is good that we’ll play the first game in Kiev. In October it’s less cold than December there, maybe we’ll not play in the snow then.”
Juventus Set To Play Sunday’s Scheduled Game Against Napoli Despite Positive COVID-19 Cases
Over the weekend, it was reported that Juventus and Napoli are dealing with positive cases of COVID-19, but Juventus has admitted that they are set to go ahead with the match by releasing a statement declaring their intent to play.
“Juventus Football Club announces that the first team will take to the field for the Juventus-Napoli match tomorrow at 20:45, as foreseen by the Serie A league calendar,” read the statement.
The Naples has claimed two victories from their two opening fixtures of the new Serie A season, while the defending champions Juventus have one win and a draw so far.
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