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Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t the reason Juventus are struggling

Andrea Pirlo has struggled at certain times since taking the reigns of Juventus this season. The new coach is still trying to find his best XI, and is still trying to assert his influence over the team in the manner in which he wants.

The 2-1 loss against Porto in the Champions League Round of 16 was one of the Bianconeri’s worst performances of the campaign. Juve looked toothless, devoid of any pace and creativity for the majority of the encounter.

Cristiano Ronaldo came in for particular criticism from the Italian media, given his affinity for the competition.

Ronaldo drew the ire of former Italian international Antonio Cassano, who labelled the 36-year-old as ‘selfish’.

“I have always said, even though he is a phenomenon and has scored a billion goals, that with Andrea Pirlo’s idea of football he could run into difficulties,” Cassano said to Christian Vieri on Twitch.

“He scores a goal per game, it’s true, but he struggles with Andrea’s idea. He’s always been a bit selfish, he doesn’t give a damn about others scoring goals.

“He’s the kind of player that lives to score, not for the game, for the great match. He lives to score and in this moment the situation is getting worse. The years pass for everyone and he is having difficulties.”

But is this really true? Is Ronaldo a selfish player? Continue reading

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Feb. 22, 2021

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