Sergio Brio and Alessio Tacchinardi believe the five-time Ballon d’Or winner should have handled his departure from the Serie A giants differently
Cristiano Ronaldo has been criticized by Juventus legends Sergio Brio and Alessio Tacchinardi for forces his way out of Turin, told the Portuguese superstar that he had left former employers in an ‘impossible’ situation.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, after entering into the last year of his contract, is now back in England after completing an emotional return to Manchester United.
Ronaldo, who’s it? becomes the leading goal scorer of all time in international men’s football, left a huge gap in the Allianz Stadium, and Juve did not have time to find a suitable replacement.
What was said?
Juve great Tacchinardi feels things could have been handled differently, speaking Tuttosport: “Ronaldo should have left in a different way, not on his private plane [Massimiliano] Allegri spoke to the team before the match against Empoli. I expected a press conference to say goodbye to the fans. They deserved something different.
‘There are no more legends like [Alessandro] Del Piero, [Francesco] Totti, [Paolo] Maldini of [Javier] Zanetti, but it was not nice to hear from Ronaldo that he was going back to a place where he felt at home.
“He put Juventus in a difficult situation, a few days before the end of the transfer window it is impossible to replace a goal machine like him.”
Does Ronaldo despise Juventus?
A booking for the 36-year-old was created long before he agreed to a second term at Old Trafford. However, it was a surprise when a late agreement was penetrated.
Brio is another Juve icon who believes that Ronaldo should have given the Serie A giants more knowledge and said goodbye to fans who idolized him for three years.
He added: ‘Juventus deserve more respect, I did not expect Ronaldo to spoil the club like that.
“I always speak highly of the three clubs where I have played: Juventus, Lecce and Pistoiese because they signed me and believed in me. Cristiano is an excellent professional, but his farewell should have been different.
“Maybe they did not part ways gracefully, but I am convinced that was the right thing for the player and the club. If a player is forced to stay, he can harm his teammates and the club.”
Ronaldo scored 101 goals for Juve in 134 games, which helped them win two Serie A titles, but did not receive another Champions League crown during his time in Italy and is now linked to a two-year deal with United.