StoryMax Allegri pleased with Ronaldo’s performance at Udinese

Juventus head coach Max Allegri has admitted that he was pleased with the performance of Cristiano Ronaldo during the 2-0 triumph over Udinese on Saturday. The Portugal international has been going through a tough time personally after being alleged of rape for an incident nearly a decade ago but he has not allowed that to affect his performance on the playing field.

Ronaldo missed the midweek Champions League game against Young Boys through suspension but he made his comeback during the weekend game against Udinese where he scored off a powerful strike from an acute angle. Following the match, Allegri stressed that he is not concerned with what happens outside of the pitch but highlighted the importance of the Portuguese’s contribution.

“Ronaldo had a good game. He’s been training serenely and tonight he scored an extraordinary goal. Off the pitch, I don’t know because I don’t live with him at home. I see him on the pitch and he’s serene. He trains, he plays and he scores goals that’s the most important thing,” he is quoted as saying by ESPN FC.

“,Ronaldo had a slow beginning to his Serie A campaign as he failed to contribute towards the scoresheet “ during the opening three matches. However, he thereafter managed to find“, his mojo with a match“-winning brace against Sassuolo and he has since added another two goals and three assists to his tally.

As such, the Portuguese superstar appears to have comfortably adapted to the new surroundings and, hopefully, he can resolve the rape allegation surrounding him to eliminate any kind of negativity. Ronaldo skipped Portugal’s previous set of matches as he wanted more time to adapt after joining a new club during the summer, but he has once more been left out for the upcoming internationals amid the ongoing rape accusations.