With Juventus being eliminated from the Champions League due to a last-16 defeat to Porto, the Portuguese has been criticized for his performance at Juventus as he’s been linked with a return to Real Madrid.
The former Juventus star, Salvatore Schillaci, thinks criticism of the Juventus superstar has been “over the top” and expects him to remain “the best forward in the world” despite being 36 years of age now.
The 1990 World Cup’s Golden Boot winner toldGazzetta dello Sport
of Ronaldo: “This will be his last season in Turin. I don’t know if the club will offer him a contract renewal but what is beyond doubt is that he won’t take long to find a new club.
“The criticism he received after the Champions League was over the top, we are talking about the best forward in the world. Anybody can have a bad game. Juventus perhaps underestimated the opposition.”
Schillaci added that Ronaldo “will continue to give his all for himself and for the club in order to show that the game again Porto was just a slip-up.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 95 goals in his 122 Juventus appearances since joining from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018 and claimed that he still has plenty left in the tank.
“I can’t wait for the next games and challenges,” Ronaldo wrote on social media.
“The next records and trophies! Believe me, this story is still far from being over. The future is tomorrow and there’s still a lot to win for Juventus and Portugal!"