After being knocked out by a ‘fearless’ Ajax squad in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League and Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t one bit happy and to make matters worse for the Portuguese star, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri made a few comments that heaps praise on Ronaldo’s rival star, Lionel Messi.
Juventus’ exit from the UCL leaves Ronaldo’s hopes of clinching another Ballon d’Or slim. While the Portuguese has been bagging the top awards, Allegri’s comments can only leave him frustrated.
Allegri believes that despite Ronaldo’s arrival, there is no guarantee of winning the Champions League.
“I always said that with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, there was no mathematical assurance of winning the Champions League,” Allegri said, according to Express.
“Football is not a science.
“What’s been written about Ronaldo confirms that his arrival at Juve did not guarantee us the Champions League.
Following the UCL knockout to Ajax, speculation may have it that Ronaldo isn’t happy at Turin. The Portuguese star left Real Madrid last season in search of a new challenge after a nine-year run with the Los Blancos where he won four Champions League trophies with them, three back to back under Zinedine Zidane who currently returned to the club.
Juventus will look to make a few new changes to their squad as they bring in Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey this summer and will look to bring in a few defenders as well. The main target might be Manchester City’s Leroy Sane who is currently unhappy at Etihad due to lack of playing time and will look for a new challenge at the end of the season.
Allegri’s future at Turin might also be questioned after failing to deliver European success for a while despite reaching two finals in the past five years. While Juventus are on a roll in the league, their chances for European glory taken a while which might also leave the club frustrated.