Cristiano Ronaldo stays at Juventus to secure goals, coach Allergi says, Sports News
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has said Cristiano Ronaldo has told him he will stay at the club this season, which the new boss says guarantees goals for the Serie A giants.
Ronaldo has been linked with a move to numerous clubs this summer, with reports in Spain suggesting he could return to Real Madrid, while Italian media have speculated the 36-year-old has been offered to Premier League champions Manchester City.
“He always trained well, I just read the gossip in the newspapers. He never told us he wanted to leave,” Allegri said at a press conference ahead of his opening game. team at Udinese on Sunday.
“Ronaldo told me he was staying at Juventus.
“He’s a plus for us because he guarantees a lot of goals. Obviously we also have to work as a team to get the best out of an individual.”
Allegri is back at Juventus for a second stint after taking over from Andrea Pirlo, who disappointed in his only season at the helm of the Turin squad, leading the club to a fourth place in Serie A last season.
The Italian tactician’s five seasons at the helm from 2014 to 2019 have earned him five league titles, four Coppa Italia wins and two Champions League runners-up.
“There must be doubts and uncertainties about me and that creates more focus and focus, even when things are going well,” Allegri added.
“This year will be like every year – Juve aim to win all competitions. It will be a balanced championship, to win you have to be consistent.
“You have to understand that to win the Scudetto, you need daily work, physical, technical and mental. If we are still in contention for the title in March, it means that the team has found its balance.”