Former Juventus player, Claudio Marchisio, has insisted that Ronaldo is a champ but even his talents are not enough to win the UCL for Juventus.
Juventus invested heavily in the Portuguese international before the start of this season, hoping his presence in the team would seal the UCL trophy for the Italian team.
But despite Cristiano’s best efforts, Juventus recently crashed out of the CL against Ajax.
Claudio’s words, “From what I saw of him this summer before leaving Turin, everything revolved around him because he raised the level of each player and gave us a lot of self-esteem.
“Having said that, a champion, no matter how big, can’t give you the certainty of winning, otherwise Ronaldo and Messi would’ve split the last 10-15 Champions Leagues.
“The dream shattered because this hadn’t been questioned: football isn’t an exact science.”
On his stay at Juve, he said, “[Gianluigi] Buffon was right,”
“He told me if he knew before that football abroad was lived so differently, he would’ve gone there [Paris Saint-Germain] a few years earlier.
“You live a different life, you savour a certain kind of freedom that is lacking in Italy.
“You know the image of a bus arriving at a stadium? That’s the life of a footballer in Italy in a nutshell: there’s an escort everywhere you go and you don’t even notice it.
“Only once you live a different kind of freedom on a daily basis do you realise how thick that bubble is.”