Monday, May 10, 2021
Premier class only with a new club
Ronaldo cashes in for the Juve disaster
Juventus Turin has been an integral part of the world’s top football for years. But this year the Italian star ensemble even threatens to miss the Champions League. There is heavy criticism, especially the superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Coach Andrea Pirlo still struggles against his end.
It was “an embarrassing game”, wrote “Tuttosport” about the weak performance of Juventus Turin against AC Milan in the Italian Serie A. This ended 0: 3 (0: 1), Milan had “Juve’s giants down “brought the” Corriere dello Sport “. After the game, the press focused on one person in particular, the biggest giant that Juve has to offer: Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to the “Gazzetta dello Sport”, it was “nonexistent”. He went on to comment: “Everything collapses at Juve, including the superhero Ronaldo, who appears as a normal player against Milan.” This season, the 36-year-old has shown a number of bad performances and especially when Juve needed him, commented “Tuttosport”. And speculated with a view to the rumors circulating about a possible change of the Turin top scorer: “He seems to be somewhere else.”
A transfer should actually be the only chance for the Portuguese to play in the Champions League in the coming season. Because Italy’s soccer record champions no longer have the qualification for the premier class in their own hands after a debacle. The team of the controversial coach Andrea Pirlo is only fifth in Serie A. Behind local rivals and champions Inter (85 points) and Atalanta Bergamo with German international Robin Gosens, Milan (both 72) are now third. It is followed by SSC Napoli (70) and Juve (69). Four teams make it into the Champions League, with Pirlo it should be really tight with three game days to go.
Is the ex coming back?
But the 2006 world champion does not want to admit defeat – and is not considering resigning. “I will continue my work as long as you give me the opportunity. I knew I would have difficulties. In any case, there are still three games missing before the end of the season. I am sure that the team and I can cope with this phase,” said the 41 year old.
However, the football teacher also knows that he is threatened with dismissal. “I’m the first person to be responsible for this situation. At the beginning of the season I had a different project in mind and I thought I had another team available,” emphasized Pirlo. “The team consists of great players. to make the best of them. “
As a possible Pirlo successor, ex-Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri, who had won five championship titles in a row with the Turiners, was already traded in the Italian media. He has taken a break for the past two seasons and is looking for a new field of activity. According to media reports, Juve management is said to have already contacted Allegri.