Bringing Cristiano Ronaldo might be a good step in trying to become the king of Europe. However, according to Angelo di Livio, Juventus have a mental problem that makes it difficult for them to reach the target.
Juventus have dominated Italian Serie A for the past eight years or so. Since winning the 2011/12 scudetto, Juventus have not been unstoppable by other Serie A clubs, eight successive Scudettos have been secured by Andrea Agnelli’s team.
It’s just that when competing at European level, Juventus seem difficult to show their superiority. All efforts have been made by President Andrea Agnelli to lead the glory on the European stage, but failed.
Including one of them by recruiting Mega star Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo two years ago. The 35-year-old player brought in from Real Madrid for 100 million Euros. Ronaldo is very experienced in the Champions League, with a total of 5 titles he has collected.
But, Angelo Di Livio as a former Juventus player does not feel that his former club can win the Champions League only by recruiting Cristiano Ronaldo. He was even worried about Lazio’s threat on the Italian Serie A stage.
“Juventus are still far from the Champions League champions. Juventus even struggled in Serie A and, in fact, the super club Lazio have returned. They are only one point behind Juventus. Juventus risks losing two titles, “said Angelo Di Livio to Corriere dello Sport.
In the European Champions League this season, Juventus have a tough task after beating 0-1 from Lyon in the first leg of the round of 16.
“Juventus can indeed reverse the results against Lyon, but I am not sure they are quite happy with the team mentality. Juventus are less aggressive, cruel, and appreciate the jersey. Juventus are a bit slow, “said Angelo Di Livio.
In addition, Di Livio also looked pessimistic about the arrival of the new manager Maurizio Sarri who last summer replaced Massimilliano Allegri.
“Allegri will become the new Lippi. My greetings to Sarri. Hopefully achieve the best. He understands what it’s like to be in a team where you always have to win, “he concluded.