Former Juventus striker David Trezeguet has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo has had issues with some of his teammates in Turin.
Cristiano Ronaldo has had ‘some problems with his teammates’ and a lack of communication may not have helped either, says David Trezeguet.
The Frenchman, who played for Juventus between 2000 and 2010, is the club’s highest foreign scorer of all-time on 171 goals in 320 games. He recently left his role as an ambassador for the Bianconeri and has now shared his opinion on Ronaldo’s progress in Italy.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored a brilliant 101 goals in just 133 games. He has won every domestic honor available and finished as Serie A’s top-scorer last season for the first time. But while impressive indeed, critics have been quick to call out a lack of Champions League success – the trophy both Ronaldo and Juve prize the most.
“It was the best signing from the club, nobody expected that,” Trezeguet told Gazzetta dello Sport on Ronaldo.
“There have been some problems with his teammates, and you could see that, but he’s scored 100 goals.
“I think nobody has been able to manage him as Zinedine Zidane did. Perhaps there has been a lack of dialogue at Juventus at some point.”
Trezeguet added: “One coach can tell a player: ‘Look at this game, you walked for 90 minutes and you must help me win the games.’
“There are players you don’t want to have against because they make you win the matches. Ronaldo is one of them, [Paulo] Dybala as well. Some of the others, with all the respect due, not as much.”
Ronaldo has entered the final year of his contract at Juventus and it’s reportedly unlikely he will sign a new deal.
That said, Juventus’ new football director Federico Cherubini expects the forward to continue for next season at least.