The Portuguese star has previously won the prestigious UEFA Champions League three times consecutively with Real Madrid. And now, Juventus coach believes Cristiano Ronaldo and his experience in the Champions League will be highly beneficial for the Bianconeri squad this year. Massimiliano Allegri also previously expressed his likings towards Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo, on the other hand, already proved his worth for the side and scored 16 goals in 24 Serie A matches till now. Besides, he also secured his first title with the club last month, the Supercoppa Italiana. It is a fact that the Portuguese star had a shaky start this season but it seems he is now quite well-adapted to the Italian style of football.
Cristiano Ronaldo practicing before the Champions League match
Many football pundits already expressed that by signing Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus automatically became a favorite in the Champions League this year. However, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri warned the squad that they are not obliged to victory at the tournament just because the Portuguese legend plays on their side.
While talking about their UEFA Champions League dream, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said, “It is not a question of obligation,” and added, “The Champions League is a goal.” He also said, “You need to play well and be lucky. Having Ronaldo is definitely an advantage, but it is the team that has to play important games.”
Juventus squad against Atletico Madrid in the UCL
The manager said, “Ronaldo is the best in the world, and you have more chances to win it with him, but you do not win automatically.” He then also added, “The Champions League has always been a goal for Juventus, and it will be an important match [on Wednesday], as all the knockout stages played in the last few years have been.”
While talking about their UCL opponent, Juventus manager said, “We have had high-level Champions League campaigns, but Atletico is an organised team and make their defensive platform their strength.” He then further said, “I congratulate Simeone – he did, and is doing, an extraordinary job.”