This 2020/2021 season is a real nightmare for Juventus. The reigning nine-time Serie A champion, the Old Lady was dispossessed of her crown by Inter. The end of a reign may come, but in Turin, seeing Juventus relegated to fifth place shocks everyone. Will the Bianconeri end the season without qualifying for the next Champions League? While waiting to find out, two men are already strongly singled out in Piedmont: Andrea Pirlo and Cristiano Ronaldo. The first, inducted last summer, is more than ever in the hot seat.
As for the second, insistent rumors of a return to Real Madrid have given credence to the rumors that CR7 regrets having left Casa Blanca to join a team unable to fight for the final coronation in the Champions League. Faced with all this media storm, the vice-president of the club, Pavel Nedved, then came out of the silence to try to calm things down. “This season there are some difficulties, but we will fight until the end. I can confirm to you that Pirlo and Ronaldo will stay at Juventus. “ Except that not many people believe the Czech. In any case, this is not the article of the day of the Gazzetta dello Sport on Ronaldo who will encourage them to do it.
The privileges of CR7 go less well
In its edition of the day, the daily pink paper explains that the Lusitanian star (27 goals, 2 assists in 31 Serie A matches) is more and more isolated in the locker room. Discussions with his teammates before and after practice would be kept to a minimum, but that’s not all.
In the aftermath of the rout at home against AC Milan (0-3), the Turin players would have been very surprised to see CR7 parading with Andrea Agnelli in Maranello, the headquarters of Ferrari. A timing that does not pass, especially as the privileges regularly granted to the Portuguese would seriously start to tire the rest of the workforce.
Finally, CR7 would not be perceived by its partners as a true leader à la Chiellini, despite its impressive statistics (79 goals in 95 Serie A matches). As you can see, times are tough for Ronaldo at Juventus. And if the Champions League is not there next season, few people see him stay.