Buffon’s harsh analysis of the day Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus: “He made us lose our DNA”

Gianluigi Buffon gave his opinion on the passage of Cristiano Ronaldo by Juventus (Photo: REUTERS)

When Cristiano Ronaldo signed for the juventus from Real Madrid, the intention of the Italian club was to add a top-level figure to transfer its power in Italy to the European level and fight for the UEFA Champions League. He did not achieve the goal, which generated some criticism and analysis, such as that of the experienced Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffonwho made a strong reflection on the passage of CR7 by Turin.

In an exclusive chat with Hristo Stoichkov for the sports channel HOUR from Mexico, gigi jester confessed that the unity and communion that existed in the dressing room of the Old lady was lost when the Portuguese star made his landing in Italy.

“Juventus had the opportunity to win the Champions League the first year that it arrived, which was the one that I was at Paris Saint-Germain, and I couldn’t understand what happened. When I came back, I worked with CR7 for two years and we did well together, but I think Juventus lost that DNA of being a team.”, assured the current Parma goalkeeper.

Gianluigi Buffon and Cristiano Ronaldo were champions of Serie A with Juventus (Photo: REUTERS)
Gianluigi Buffon and Cristiano Ronaldo were champions of Serie A with Juventus (Photo: REUTERS)

jester believe that before the arrival of Christian were very close to being European champions because in the you there was a great collective spirit, something that was left in the background when the Portuguese gunner joined them. “When we reached the Champions League final in 2017 it was because we were a experienced team and functioned as a unit. There was that competition within the group for positions in eleven. We lost that with Ronaldo”, he pointed.

It is something similar to what he pointed out on some occasions leonardo boucciwho months ago made some similar comments about the influence of Ronaldo at Juventus. “Just training with him gave us something extra, but players unconsciously began to think that their mere presence was enough to win matches. We started to fall a little short in our daily work, the humility, the sacrifice, the desire to keep up with your teammate. In the last few years, I think you can see that.” bonucci in an interview to the athletic.

Gianluigi Buffon did not rule out retiring in United States soccer (Photo: REUTERS)
Gianluigi Buffon did not rule out retiring in United States soccer (Photo: REUTERS)

to their 43 yearsafter many seasons as one of the best in the elite, gigi jester He is still active and confessed that he has no plans to retire. In addition, he commented that he does not rule out playing outside of Italy again: “Not having won the Champions League is what keeps my competitive spirit alive. I am in good shape and I respect my profession for it. Maybe if I had won it I would have withdrawn because I wouldn’t have any important goals to achieve. I would like to play in Mexico or in the United States. I would like to have these experiences, but we will see what happens. Then I don’t know if I’ll be a manager or a coach.”

He was also consulted on who the best goalkeepers are today and he did not hesitate to give the list of his favorites. “Oblak, Courtois, Neuer, Ter Stegen, Donnarumma, Navas… I don’t have any that are above the others. Donnarumma is the one who can climb that stepIt has the potential to stand out from the rest within a year,” he explained.


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