Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario has explained how Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘different’ since his Real Madrid departure in the summer of 2018 but remains as deadly as ever on the pitch. de Lima believes CR7 has learned how to manage himself in games and remains a formidable attacker at the same time since swapping Real Madrid for Juventus.
At the time Cristiano Ronaldo called time on his exceptional career in Madrid, several questions were thrown at that decision, given that he was already 33 years old at the time. However, just like you’d expect, Ronaldo has gone at length to silence his doubters.
The Portuguese captain is just days away from his 36th birthday, yet he is currently the Serie A top scorer for the current campaign with 15 goals in just 17 games. Cristiano is also in contention for a fifth European Golden Shoe in the 2020-21 season.
Now, when quizzed by Gazzetta dello Sport if CR7 could play into his forties, Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario said: “I don’t know, for sure he will try.
“He is different from the player I saw at Real Madrid, he knows how to manage himself now. Did you see him against Sassuolo?
“Even if he stays in the shadows for the whole game, he can hurt in the space of one minute.”
Cristiano Ronaldo would be rested by manager Andrea Pirlo for Juventus’ Coppa Italia quarter-final clash against SPAL on Wednesday. However, the superstar would be expected back to the squad when the Bianconeri take on Sampdoria on Saturday.