Cristiano Ronaldo has already exceeded the expectations on him at the Juventus Squad. And, the former Bianconeri star and Czech football legend Pavel Nedved admits that the Portuguese forward is really much more than just a player. Since his joining at the start of this season, Ronaldo already scored more than 20 goals for the Old Lady club.
Besides, he also achieved his first title, the Suppercoppa Italiana, with Juventus earlier this year. Right after his record-setting nine-year career at Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo opted for his $114 million transfer to the Serie A club. And since then, he is proving his worth at the club while taking the overall gameplay to a next level.
Cristiano Ronaldo enjoying his first trophy with Juventus
While talking about Cristiano Ronaldo and his contribution to Juventus, Pavel Nedved told Telegraph, “With Cristiano Ronaldo joining it has improved the mentality.” He added, “There always was a strong, winning mentality but there is something that he has brought which has influenced the rest of the team, that has affected them and has made them even more confident.”
The Juventus director said, “No, he’s even more than that.” He added, “We knew him as a player but now we know him as a person and we’ve all been really impressed by his personality, his character. He is much more than a player.” He then added, “The way I describe Juventus is that it exactly matches with him. Ronaldo is a Juventus player. It’s a perfect fit and it is the perfect mentality.”
Cristiano Ronaldo holds the top place of the Serie A scoring table
While talking about Premier League, Pavel Nedved said, “I’ve always appreciated English football and the Premier League, I’ve always liked it.” He then further added, “My agent received some offers and I have always been a great supporter of Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson, specifically, at that time.”
He said, “They were certainly one of our greatest opponents and also a great source of inspiration and drive and desire.” The former Juventus legend then further said, “He [Alex Ferguson] achieved great things, unprecedented things and I don’t know if anyone else in the future will be able to achieve what he did.”