Pirlo's team has had poor results this season and the pressure on them has increased greatly.
Former Italy striker Antonio Cassano believes thatJuventus
superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer the player he was four years ago and has become a big problem for Juventus.
Ronaldo left for Juventus in the summer of 2018 after 9 years at Real Madrid and winning numerous trophies and breaking many records. However, he could not continue to shine at Turin, and this season, his team failed to reach the top eight in the Champions League and will probably fail to win the Scudetto after nine consecutive years of winnig it. Now Cassano claims that Ronaldo has become a big problem for Pirlo and is no longer the player he was four years ago.
“Juventus got rid of a coach [Massimiliano Allegri] who, in the last 20 or 30 years, has produced the best football in Italy and his big problem was one: Cristiano Ronaldo. It was for [Maurizio] Sarri and it is for Pirlo,"
the former Madrid and Italy striker told Bobo TV.
"Juve already got burned last year, because Sarri was unable to find the right chemistry with him and some other players and what do you do? You take another coach who would like to play football and you still have Cristiano Ronaldo as a blocker for that.
“If you have chosen the path of [playing a certain type of] football, Ronaldo is not good. He is someone you have to give the ball to and he scores, thinking about his records. Ronaldo is not what he was four years ago.
"They signed him to win the Champions League and they failed. Pirlo, as a coach, is a rookie and he hasn't got the experience to handle the player with the highest media profile in the world on his team because he can create problems for you.
"[Dejan] Kulusevski, for example, is very conditioned by Ronaldo, he is not free, he is always looking for him. If you have young people without a strong mentality then problems arise."
There are many rumors about Ronaldo's possible separation from Juventus and his return to Real Madrid.