Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Team Mates Furious at him
Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have been alone in the Juventus dressing room because his teammates believe he has too much freedom.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th goal for Juventus in a 3-1 victory over Sassuolo on Wednesday, keeping Andrea Pirlo’s side in contention for a top-four finish, although they still need Napoli loss in one of their last 2 matches.
Despite the fact that his team-mates were summoned to training on Monday following the disappointing 3-0 loss at home to AC Milan on Sunday, Ronaldo was given the day off to receive his latest £1.4 million Ferrari Monza from the manufacturer’s base in Maranello, which has caused discontent within the playing camp, according to Spanish outlet AS.
The 36-year-old was with Juventus president Andrea Agnelli and Exor Chairman and CEO John Elkann, according to the post.
As a result, some of Ronaldo’s teammates are reportedly unhappy with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s continuing good fortune.
According to the paper, the team does not recognize Ronaldo as a leader because of his on-field demeanor, with his gesticulations any time the ball does not hit him seen as unhelpful.
Ronaldo’s future at Juventus is currently uncertain, as the club is unlikely to qualify for the Champions League next season.
The Portugal captain, who is the Champions League’s all-time leading goalscorer, is said to be uninterested in playing in the Europa League.
In November, Juventus manager Andrea, Pirlo, had denied claims that Ronaldo is being given “special treatment” compared to the rest of the team.
‘He is treated same way I treat the rest of the team,’ Pirlo said. ‘ Both On and off pitch, I’m always prepared.’ It’s really easy to have a victorious friendship with someone who is humble. That’s how I am.
‘I treat him – a champion – the same way I treat [Gianluca] Frabotta and [Manolo] Portanova, two young players.’
‘I do the same things I did when I was a player,’ he says.
Ronaldo has been linked with a return to either Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, or Real Madrid, as well as a lucrative transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.