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Juventus Club Legend Claims Cristiano Ronaldo Has 'Teammate Problems'

Juventus legend claims Ronaldo has failed to see eye to eye with his teammates and managers
Juventus legend claims Ronaldo has failed to see eye to eye with his teammates and managers / Marco Canoniero/Getty Images

Club legend David Trezeguet has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo has had "teammate problems" at Juventus and had to overcome "issues" with his managers to succeed during his time in Turin.

Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018 from Real Madrid, and has gone on to score a sensational 101 goals in three seasons with the Bianconeri, winning two Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia.

The Portugal international has worked with three different managers during his time at the club - Massimiliano Allegri, Maurizio Sarri, and Andrea Pirlo, and Trezeguet has admitted that neither of them have been able to handle him.

"No one has been able to manage him like Zidane did," Trezeguet told La Gazzetta dello Sport . "Maybe Juve lacked a certain dialogue. A coach can take a player, show him a game and say: 'Look, you walked for 90 minutes. Give me a hand to win'. There are players that make you win and you can't have them against you. Ronaldo makes you win, and so does [Paulo] Dybala. Others, with all due respect, less."

Trezeguet left his role as Juventus brand ambassador earlier this week, and hinted at disharmony in the team's dressing room between Ronaldo and his teammates. He added: "The biggest signing was getting Cristiano Ronaldo, because no one was expecting CR7 at a club that has always had great attention to the budget in its DNA. Of course, there were some problems with his teammates, he showed that, but he scored 100 goals."

Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Juventus, but the club's newly-appointed director of football insists there is no indication he would like to leave. "There has been no signal from Ronaldo," Federico Cherubini said on Thursday. "Especially the rumours that there should be a transfer and there’s no sign from Juventus in this regard.

"Last season he scored 36 goals in 44 games, the numbers don’t always say everything but hide many truths, we are happy that Ronaldo will join the team as soon as he has finished his holidays."