Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in one of the most shocking transfer, once failed to score a goal as Lazio contained his movements well.
Juventus might have won both of their Serie A games, but Cristiano Ronaldo certainly is not happy. The Portuguese forward who joined them this summer has not been able to get on the scoresheet at least once. He failed to do it against Chievo and today, he again failed to do it against Lazio.
Against Chievo, the defenders marked him tightly. Despite that, Ronaldo managed to pull off some decent attempts, but Chievo goalkeeper denied all. Against Lazio, he got some good opportunities, but a goal stood far away. This might not be the way he wanted to arrive in Italy.
But Juventus coach Max Allegri believes that Ronaldo would get better. The former AC Milan coach said, “Italian football is completely different to in Spain, Ronaldo understands that, and he is settling in very well. He’s a very humble guy and I’m very pleased with the impact he’s made so far.”
Cristiano Ronaldo started last season for Real Madrid with dismal performances. The player struggled to outclass and outsmart defenders in the initial stages. But since the turn of the year, the player delivered what the fans expected as he racked and ruined the opposition. He also played a crucial part in Real Madrid’s third consecutive UEFA Champions League triumph.
Like Allegri said, Italian Football is different from Spanish football. Here, in Italy, even smaller sides are known for their resolute defence and ability to disturb and disappoint players with their defending. The fact Lazio defenders did not provide Ronaldo with any space yesterday itself stands a testament to the above statement.
Cristiano Ronaldo records his first career Serie A assist on the goal from Mario Mandzukic.
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However, Ronaldo is a different animal. His ability to adapt to circumstances is incredible. He has done it at Old Trafford and England for Manchester United. He has done it at Santiago Bernabeu and Spain for Real Madrid. So, he will certainly do it at Allianz Stadium and Italy for Juventus.
Even though Ronaldo is yet to score an official goal in Serie A, he has already displayed flashes of his brilliance. Ronaldo’s goal attempt in the 71st minute against Lazio shows what his capabilities are. He will need few more game to completely adapt to the Italian football. Once he does complete it, there will be no stopping this man.
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