The superstar footballer was nothing short of spectacular during his stay in Turin, though he was unable to fulfil the club’s European dream.
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has revealed the negative impact that Cristiano Ronaldo had on his teammates during his time at the club.
Ronaldo moved from Real Madrid to Juventus back in 2018 – a transfer that surprised the fans of both clubs and the neutrals alike.
The phenomenal Portuguese played 134 times in total in the Black & White shirt, scoring a remarkable 101 goals, breaking many old records and creating numerous new ones, and winning two Serie A titles and a Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana in the process.
However, he never managed to lead the Italian giants to Champions League glory – something he was supposedly specifically bought to do.
“This was the thing, the idea that one player, even the best in the world, could guarantee Juventus victory,” Bonucci told The Athletic.
“Cristiano’s presence had a big influence on us. Just training with him gave us something extra but subconsciously players started to think his presence alone was enough to win games.
“We began to fall a little short in our daily work, the humility, the sacrifice, the desire to be there for your team-mate day after day. Over the last few years, I think you could see that.”