Juventus defender believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s separation in the final days of the summer transfer window came as a shock for the team.
had only a few days to replaceCristiano Ronaldo
after the Portuguese superstar decided to switch sides to the Premier League giants, Manchester United, in the final days of the summer transfer window.
Juve defenderGiorgio Chiellini
has spoken about Ronaldo’s separation in an interview withDAZN
, saying the 36-year-old could have left earlier, as his departure in the final days of the transfer window left the Bianconeri high and dry.
“We had arrived at a point in our relationship where Cristiano needed new goals and a team that would play for him, because when he finds a team like that he is decisive. He is proving it in these months and he has also shown it with us.
“Here at Juventus, a program of rejuvenation and restarting was born. If Ronaldo had stayed, he would have been an added value, but it is normal that he thought more about the present than the future.
“Ronaldo left on August 28, it would have been better for us if he had left earlier. We paid something for it, a little bit of a shock, we paid something for it in terms of points. If he had left earlier we would have had time to prepare better.”
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