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Former Real Madrid president defends Cristiano Ronaldo over Juventus criticism

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo played for Juventus for three years
Cristiano Ronaldo played for Juventus for three years / BSR Agency/GettyImages

Former Real Madrid president, Ramon Calderon has come to the defence of footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, believing that former club, Juventus are missing him despite comments to the contrary from his ex team-mates.

Ronaldo left Juventus after three years to re-join Manchester United and following his Bianconeri exit, the likes of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci have made less than complimentary comments on the striker.

But Calderon, who was the Madrid president when the Spanish giants signed Ronaldo in 2009, believes Juventus are missing him, having made a less than impressive start to the season.

“Juventus are not at their best but they are always a team to take into consideration. Undoubtedly, Cristiano’s exit did not favour them. Cristiano is a player who gives a lot to the teams who he plays for and not only in terms of the goals he scores. But also with his competitive spirit that infects his team-mates," he told Tutto Mercato.

The 36-year-old was his usual brilliant self for Bianconeri during his time with them, scoring 101 goals in 134 appearances in all competitions, helping the Italians win two Serie A titles and one Coppa Italia trophy.