Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo has insisted that star striker, Cristiano Ronaldo remains a Bianconeri amid speculation surrounding the future of the five-time Ballon d'Or award winner at the club, revealing that he "still sees him in the ‘Bianconero’ jersey and focused".
Juventus have endured a disappointing season by their high standards, losing the Serie A title to rivals, Inter Milan while also getting knocked out in the round of 16 stage of the Champions League by Porto.
The Bianconeri however did win the Coppa Italia trophy, though they still run the risk of missing out on Champions League football next season. This has led to speculation that Ronaldo will leave in the summer if they fail to qualify for Europe come the 2021/22 campaign.
"No, I see him still in the ‘Bianconero’ jersey and focused. He proved it the other night, sacrificing himself because he wanted to win the Coppa Italia. I see him focused on tomorrow. Then there’s time to discuss the rest," Pirlo said as quoted by France24.
Pirlo's side go into the final game of the season needing a win on the night to keep them in contention to qualify, with it being understood that they would not be able to afford Ronaldo's €31million-a-year wages if they do not guarantee a spot in the Champions League.