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Juan Cuadrado Admits He Did Not Believe Cristiano Ronaldo Could Have Joined Juventus

Ali Shibil Roshan
Cuadrado and Ronaldo are Juventus team-mates
Cuadrado and Ronaldo are Juventus team-mates / ISABELLA BONOTTO/Getty Images

Juventus star Juan Cuadrado has admitted he did not believe Cristiano Ronaldo could have joined the Old Lady.

Ronaldo joined Juventus in the summer of 2018 and has been a constant source of goal for the Bianconeri since.

Speaking of how it is like to train with the 36-year-old, Cuadrado stated the Portuguese is a model for what he does in games and training sessions.

"He is a great professional. You can only learn by working with him. He is a model for what he does in every game and every training session," Cuadrado said as quoted by Football Italia.

He added: "I didn’t believe he could have joined Juventus. Now I am happy he is part of the team. I used to wear the No. 7 before he arrived, but I gave it to him without any problem. Playing is what matters. It’s better to give than to receive."

Cuadrado also insisted Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo, who has been criticised for the club's struggles this season, is doing a great job. "Pirlo is doing a great job. It’s not easy to join a top club. There have been many changes, and we need to have patience," the 32-year-old Colombian said.