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Juventus vice-chairman admits that Cristiano Ronaldo's exit cost them points

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus for Manchester United in the summer
Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus for Manchester United in the summer / Alessandro Sabattini/GettyImages

Juventus legend and current vice-chairman, Pavel Nedved has opened up on footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo's exit, admitting that the Bianconeri were shaken by the strikers last-minute decision to leave them.

Ronaldo left Juventus after three trophy-laden years with them earlier in the summer to return to Manchester United, but the 36-year-old waited till the end of the summer transfer window to make his move - which left the Bianconeri scrambling for replacements.

The Bianconeri have still not recovered from the five-time Ballon d'Or award winners abrupt exit, as seen by their poor start to the season this time around.

"We evaluate the season at the end. It is early days, I think the team was rather shaken by the last-minute exit of Ronaldo, which is understandable after three years of being used to a certain approach, and Allegri had to readjust the team,” Nedved told DAZN.

“He is getting there, but the timing was unhelpful and cost us quite a few points. The coach has a very long contract and all the time he needs, he is trying with different players and systems to find the right balance.

“The objective is not just the Champions League, it is also Serie A and trying to finish as high as possible. There’s the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa, which we won last season, and two trophies isn’t bad going.”

The Bianconeri who brought back Max Allegri as the manager in order to get their things in order are currently placed seventh in the Serie A with 21 points from 13 games, 11 behind table toppers, Napoli.