It is certain that the Spanish club still misses their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, and former footballer Jordi Cruyff believes the new forward Vinicius Jr can’t replace the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. The 34-year old Portuguese star joined Serie A side Juventus from Real Madrid last year. Recently, Juventus director talked about the full story of Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer.
The forward, on the other hand, already made a significant impact in the Bianconeri squad. Besides, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 20th goal for the Old Lady club a few days ago. And now, former Barcelona star Jordi Cruyff also admits that until Real Madrid gets a proper replacement for Ronaldo, they will face their forward crisis.
Cristiano Ronaldo with his son
While talking about Cristiano Ronaldo and his contribution, Jordi Cruyff said, “In the end, they are players who have ability above the others, appear at important moments, guarantee you a number of goals.” He added, “When you are on the field, you always trust your options because you have that special player.”
The former Ajax youth system player then talked about the absence of the Portuguese forward from the side and said “Now Real Madrid rely more on being a team. And I think they still miss Cristiano.” The manager then further also added, “If the match goes 0-0, that marquee player is the one who unbalances.”
Cristiano Ronaldo practicing with Juventus
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff’s son then also talked about the Brazilian forward Vinicius Jr in the Real Madrid squad and said, “He’s young, he’s very talented, that’s why they paid what was paid for him.” The manager then further added “But of course, asking him to carry the team is unfair. It is unfair to ask for it and also to wait for it.”
Jordi Cruyff said “He is young and needs the time to learn and adapt that his age requires. He will have ups and downs, which is normal.” He then also added, “His talent is obvious, but often it is better not to talk much about him so that he can be calm and without so much pressure on his back.”