Juventus News

'Cristiano Ronaldo didn't act like a superstar,' claims Leonardo Bonucci

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronaldo stayed in Turin for three years
Ronaldo stayed in Turin for three years / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

Juventus defender, Leonardo Bonucci has revealed that footballing icon, Cristiano Ronaldo never acted like a superstar on his arrival in Turin, reiterating that the striker "didn't act like a superstar".

The Portuguese skipper joined from Real Madrid in 2018 before leaving at the beginning of the 2021/22 season for Manchester United, picking up two Serie A titles in his time there.

"We were prepared for the media hype that would come with everything he did from when he arrived. He didn't act like a superstar. He's a walking multinational company himself, but you could joke with him. But once he became part of the group, he behaved normally and well with everybody," Chiellini and Bonucci told Fedez's Wild Moss podcast.

Both Bonucci and Chiellini made headlines last summer as they played a huge part in Italy's European Championship success, with the former even scoring the Azzurri's equaliser in the final against England.

"After the win we celebrated all night. Once we arrived in Rome, we couldn't resist. [Nicolo] Barella was hungover... In the end you realise that you're ready for certain situation even if you didn't know it. Even during the tournament we enjoyed some barbecues and some drinks together," the defender added.