StoryDalic Admits Ronaldo Error

Outspoken Croatic coach Zlatko Dalic has apologeised to Cristiano Ronaldo, admitting that perhaps he was taking it a little too far when he said that he would never want to have the Portuguese 5 time winner of the Ballon D’Or in his side.

Speaking ahead of Croatia’s friendly match against Portugal, Dalic dialled down the rhetoric, and begrudgingly accepte that he might have overstepped the mark – not least because Cristiano Ronaldo’s trophy haul, even in just the last few years, has been vastly greater than any modern player apart from Lionel Messi.

StoryCristiano Ronaldo wants to win trophies with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo has highlighted his ambition of winning trophies with Juventus during the Globe Soccer awards. The Portugal international was named the Player of the Year at the award ceremony in Dubai after guiding Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League crown during the previous campaign.

When asked about the experience, Ronaldo admitted that it is an honour to receive the accolade after previously been awarded for the Goal of the Year. He added that he has moved on from Los Blancos while revealing the desire to win more trophies with the Bianconeri, he said: “As I said before, it's an honour. Thank you to my family, friends and the staff. It's been a tough year, but I've won many trophies. I'm so glad to win one more award, 2019 is a new year and I want to win trophies with Juventus. My new life is at Juve.”

StoryCristiano Ronaldo to be rested after AS Roma game

Juventus manager Max Allegri has suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested for at least one league game following the weekend clash against AS Roma. The Portugal international has played for the entire 90 minutes in all but one league game this campaign and Allegri remains wary of the veteran suffering a potential burnout.

Speaking ahead of the Roma game, Allegri confirmed that the Portuguese superstar would feature for the weekend although he should rested against one of Atalanta or Sampdoria before the mid-season break kicks off, he said: “Ronaldo plays tomorrow, and he'll then miss one of the next two games.”

StoryWill Ronaldo Feature For Portugal In Nations League?

Portugal were drawn against Switzerland in the semi-finals of the first ever UEFA Nations League competition. The reigning European Champions have a further opportunity to add silverware to their collection - in addition to their Euro 2016 crown - by winning the tournament on home soil in 2019.

Cristiano Ronaldo may not have many further opportunities left to bolster his already illustrious career, but winning another international competition with his team as the host nation would be another hallmark – and another notch on his belt in his legacy battle with Lionel Messi. The 33-year-old was left out of the Portugal squad for the Nations League matches.

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StoryPaulo Dybala speaks on the impact of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus

Argentina international Paulo Dybala has praised the impact of Cristiano Ronaldo since he made the switch to Juventus from Real Madrid during the summer. The Portugal international appeared indispensable to the European champions after guiding them to three successive Champions League titles but in a surprise change of events, he made the switch to the Bianconeri on a club-record fee of £100m.

Ronaldo has since quickly adapted to the new surroundings with nine goals from 15 appearances and speaking in an Adidas Copa 19+ event, Dybala highlighted the importance of the Portuguese to the makeup of the team, he quipped: “Ever since Ronaldo arrived, we have been, and we are, really happy together. I think we have been doing well. We have scored really important goals for Juventus together. Cristiano arrived only recently, but we all know the importance that he has on everyone and we knew his style from before. We know how he plays and how he works. Of course, you have to make small changes, but we are happy and we are going to score a lot of goals together.”

StoryCristiano Ronaldo reveals reason behind Real Madrid departure

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he decided to pursue a fresh challenge away from Real Madrid after the way he was treated by club president Florentino Perez. The 33-year-old made the surprise move from Los Blancos to Juventus during the summer transfer window and he has now explained the prime reason behind the decision.

Speaking to France Football, Ronaldo said that Perez was partly responsible for the decision to move on after the Spaniard acknowledged that the club would not block his proposed exit from the Bernabeu, he quipped: “The truth is that the president wanted me, but at the same time he let me know that my departure would not be a problem. I achieved a lot of good things at Madrid and had some incredible times there, which I will remember forever, with some incredibly valuable team-mates. The fans also.But I believe that after nine years there, the time had come for me to change club and to move.”

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.

StoryChelsea defender believes Eden Hazard is better than Cristiano Ronaldo

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has suggested that teammate Eden Hazard is a better footballer than Cristiano Ronaldo and considers the Belgian to be only behind Lionel Messi in terms of all-round pedigree. The Blues attacker had a strong World Cup with Belgium who managed to secure the bronze medal position and he has since started the new season on a bright note, contributing towards five goals from as many games for club and country.

Speaking after Germany’s Nations League opener versus France, Rudiger was impressed with the drive from Kylian Mbappe over the course of the game but he still placed Hazard above the Frenchman and Ronaldo in terms of the all-round play, he said: “Mbappe is unbelievably fast, really good. To stop him, you have to do it as a team, because alone ... good luck! But for me, the best in the world is Messi, then Hazard. To be honest, I'm surprised how well we've done because players like Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante had big World Cups and came back late for training. They are in good shape and that's impressive.”

StoryRonaldo to Return to Old Trafford

Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Old Trafford after all this season as Juventus were drawn in the same Champions League group as Manchester United. There were many whispers over the summer that Ronaldo would head back to Manchester United after leaving in 2009 but it wasn't to be as the Portuguese superstar opted for a move to Turin and the Old Lady.

Ronaldo’s move to Juventus will now officially pour cold water on the rumours that he would one day make a sensational return to the club where, in many ways, it all started for him.


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