The legendary goalkeeper of the Italian national team and Juventus club, Gianluigi Buffon, said that the joining of Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo to the “old lady” team, destroyed the club’s chances of winning the Champions League title.
Buffon, who defended the Juventus goal from 2001 to 2018, before leaving it for one season for a French adventure with Paris Saint-Germain, to return to him in 2019 and continue with him until the summer of last year, explained that “Juventus had the opportunity to crown the Champions League, in the first The year Ronaldo arrived in the team (2018), when I was in Paris, I don’t know what happened.”
“When I came back to Juventus, I worked with Ronaldo for two years, we performed well, but Juventus lost its DNA as a team,” he added.
“We reached the Champions League final in 2017 (before Ronaldo’s arrival), and we got the required experience,” he added.
Buffon blamed Ronaldo for the inaction of the Juventus players, saying: “The competition was strong within Juventus between a group of players to be in the starting lineup, but we missed it with the arrival of Ronaldo.”
Ronaldo had joined Juventus in the summer of 2018, coming from Real Madrid, in order to help the Italian team win the Champions League, which he had not won since 1995, but nothing like this was achieved, to leave the “Don” disappointed towards Manchester United during the transfer period. last summer.
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