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'Juventus miss a hitman like Cristiano Ronaldo' - Matthijs de Ligt

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronaldo spent three years at Juventus
Ronaldo spent three years at Juventus / Marco Canoniero/GettyImages

Juventus defender, Matthijs de Ligt has admitted that the Bianconeri miss a "hitman like Cristiano Ronaldo", but reiterated that the club are improving in terms of experience, confidence and bringing goals from everyone.

Juventus have not had the best of 2021/22 seasons by their high standards, but are still fighting in the Serie A as seen by their 2-0 win over Udinese in the league on Saturday as they look to reassert their dominance in Italy.

The Bianconeri have struggled in front of goal this season and De Ligt admitted that they miss a striker like Ronaldo following his transfer to Manchester United.

“I think so, yes. Cristiano is the kind of player who goes into the box and will always get a goal, he rarely wastes an opportunity. We have missed that since the start of the season. We don’t have a hitman who can score 30 goals per season, but we do need to contribute goals from everyone and everywhere, which is starting to happen now," he said post the game.

Max Allegri's side find themselves placed fifth with 41 points from 22 games as they head into the second half of the season, trailing leaders, Inter Milan by eight points - though the Milan side have played two games lesser than their rivals.