Pirlo insisted Cristiano Ronaldo will be at Juventus next season
Andrea Pirlo insists his star man Cristiano Ronaldo is committed to Juve amid transfer speculation surrounding him.
Pirlo dashes the claims that Portugal forward will leave the Bianconeri if they do not qualify for the Champions League. He does not want to believe Ronaldo will wear the final Juventus jersey in the upcoming match against Bologna.
Despite a possibility that Juve may fail to finish in the top four, Pirlo insists Ronaldo is much committed to staying.
“No, I see him still in the ‘Bianconero’ jersey and focused,” Pirlo claimed.
“He proved it the other night, sacrificing himself because he wanted to win the Coppa Italia,” he added.
“I see him focused on tomorrow, then there’s time to discuss the rest,” Pirlo, who has endured his debut season, stated.
Pirlo has since bonce after a disastrous 3-0 home defeat to AC Milan. However, they were far behind to defend their ninth Serie A title and extents Serie A dominance to a decade.
Juve watches their nine-year title run ends after Inter Milan sparkle a fine performance and won the league with several games to go.
Also, the 42-year-old insists he has already set a decision on his future and cannot be determined by tomorrow’s game. He claims the club has already seen the good and the worst of his first season at Juve.
“I don’t think the club will decide my future based on what happens tomorrow,” Pirlo said.
“They have an idea of what has worked and what has not worked this season. You don’t make decisions just by looking at one last game,” he added.
Then, Pirlo warned they are going for a win despite claiming his future doesn’t depend on tomorrow’s outcome.
“We really believe in it. We were dead after Milan (defeat). But the results, ours and those of others, allowed us to get back on their feet,” he concluded.