We have to be careful with Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival – Allegri
Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri has appealed for caution in the wake of the euphoria surrounding the club since it landed five-time FIFA Ballon D’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Allegri said that although Ronaldo brings to the team a whole lot of experience, the team must not be carried away by his arrival.
The manager said that Ronaldo’s arrival would make it more difficult for the club to win games as opposing teams would be more aggressive with him in Juve’s ranks.
Ronaldo, 33, shocked the footballing world with his 100 million euro move to Juve from Real Madrid, where he won four Champions League trophy, having previous won one in Manchester United.
The Portugal star has also expressed his desire to help Juventus win more titles, including the UEFA Champions League, which the club last won in 1996.
Speaking at his unveiling two weeks ago, Ronaldo said, “We’re going to fight for not just Champions League, but also Serie A and the others trophies.
“I need to work hard because the Champions League is not easily won. I hope I can help.”
Allegri told the media, “Cristiano has lots of international experience and he will help us a lot, but we have to be careful.
“There is too much euphoria around us and it’s not good. This year will be more difficult than others.
“Opponents will be more aggressive because we have won many games and now we have an excellent player like him.
“They will accept it and also, they will have more motivation. With Ronaldo, I spoke about how happy and enthusiastic I am about him coming here, there will be time to speak about football.”