Juventus and Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini has come to says why Juventus suffered a slow start to the season in the begining og this season. According to the Italian he said Cristiano Ronaldo leaving them to join Manchester United very late in the summer transfer window is what affected them.
Giorgio Chiellini made this knmown after their 1-0 win win over Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League on Wednesday. The 2020 Euro winner admitted that Ronaldo’s departure affected the team’s form at the start of the season. He is on the opinion that the Portuguese forward should have departed at the start of August because they already felt he was going to remain with them.
Giorgio Chiellini Says Ronaldo is the Reason Juve Suffered a Slow Start to the League
Giorgio Chiellini also said: “We had reached a point in the relationship where Cristiano needed new incentives and a new team that could play for him, because when he finds such a team he is decisive.” “He has been proving it in recent months and showed it in the three years that he was with us.”
“A rejuvenation restart programme grew here at Juventus. If Ronaldo had stayed, it would have been an added value and we would have gladly exploited it, but he might be thinking more about the present than the future. “He left on August 28th, it would have been better for us if he had left earlier. It’s something we paid for, there’s a little shock in it for you and in my opinion we paid for it in terms of points.” “Had he gone away on August 1st, we would have had time to prepare better.”