Portugal’s mega star, Cristiano Ronaldo, has officially joined Juventus in the summer transfer market, and has been through for about 5 months along with the giant Serie A Italy. So, what are the differences which felt by the 32-year-old player while still in Real Madrid, compared to when he was playing for Juventus? Well, finally the 5-time world’s best player spoke up.
Cristiano Ronaldo, 33, joined Juventus last summer transfer market, after reaching a transfer agreement worth 112 million Euros between those two sides. Before this move, Ronaldo had been defending Real Madrid for approximately 9 years, or since he was redeemed from Manchester United in the 2009 summer transfer market.
Nine years with Real Madrid, Ronaldo could have been quite successful, in which he managed to become the club’s all-time top scorer, winning 2 titles of La Liga, 4 titles of European Champions League and embracing 5 Ballon d’Or trophies. Those kind of achievements still did not make Ronaldo feel happier at Real Madrid than at Juventus.
According to this 33-year-old player, the difference between Real Madrid and Juventus is the atmosphere of the dressing room. At Juventus, he felt like he was with his own family.
“Madrid and Juventus are very different. For me, Juventus has a family atmosphere. This is the best team I’ve ever played,”
“At Juventus, we really feel as a team, while in other places there are players who always feel better than other players. Here, everyone is humble. If Paulo [Dybala] or Mario [Mandzukic] fail to score, they will still look happy. A really beautiful attitude,” said Ronaldo in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere della Sera, and Tuttosport.
With Juventus who just secured a ticket to the last 16, they have the chance to face their former club, Real Madrid. What does Ronaldo say about this?
“Let bygones be bygones. Now I just want to win with Juventus, maintain this pride, and the rest I don’t care. If Madrid become my opponent, I will serve it with the maximum performance!” said the Los Blancos top scorer of all time.