Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Juventus, coach Massimiliano Allegri insisted on Saturday, saying he had obtained assurances from the Portugal star dispelling rumours of a potential return to Real Madrid.
“Let’s clarify this issue, Ronaldo told me that he’s staying,” Allegri mentioned in response to quite a few questions on Ronaldo’s kind and mindset forward of Sunday’s Serie A opener at Udinese.
“He has always trained well and has always been available. I’ve read rumours in the papers, but he’s never wanted to leave Juventus.”
Italy’s high scorer final season with 29 objectives was absent for Juve’s closing warm-up towards the membership’s children on Thursday, however Allegri mentioned he was able to play in what will likely be his fourth and closing season of his contract.
Allegri’s feedback observe the 36-year-old’s personal rejection of studies he was angling for a return to Madrid beneath Carlo Ancelotti, calling such discuss “disrespectful”.
In an Instagram submit this week Ronaldo mentioned his “story at Real Madrid has been written”, though he didn’t explicitly say that he was not in search of a manner out of Juve.
“There have been frequent news and stories associating me with a number of clubs in many different Leagues, with nobody ever being concerned about trying to find out the actual truth,” Ronaldo added.
Since transferring to Juve in 2018, Ronaldo has gained two Serie A titles and one Italian Cup, however has not introduced the European glory the Italian membership craves.
Allegri has returned to manage the membership after a two-year absence following the failure of Pirlo’s regime which noticed Juve let go of the league title for the primary time since 2012.
“Like every year, we are out to win every competition,” mentioned Allegri, who gained 5 Scudettos with Juve from 2015 to 2019.
“We’ll take issues one step at a time and attempt to win our first match at Udine.
“It’s going to be a finely fought season and you can’t have peaks at 100 and then 30, better to have a cruising speed of 80 to 90.”