Ronaldo has been a problem to Juventus and “a failure”, Cassano
Former Italy striker Antonio Cassano has described his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo as a problem and a failure at Juventus.
Ronaldo has been in the headlines following Juventus UEFA Champions League exit and the shock Serie A loss to Benevento. The former Real Madrid striker, Cassano, claims that the Juventus forward has been nothing but a failure since joining the Boccairones.
Cassano insists that Juventus could have won the European Champions League without the Portuguese forward.
“Juventus signed him to win the Champions League, but they’ve done worse with him than they’ve done before,” Cassano said.
“They’d also won the Scudetto without him. I think he’s been a failure.”
The former Ital Striker also blamed Ronaldo for the exits of former Juventus managers Massimiliano Allegri and Maurizio Sarri.
“Juventus got rid of a coach (Allegri) who, in the last 20 or 30 years, has produced the best football in Italy and his big problem was one: Cristiano Ronaldo. It was for Sarri and it is for [Andrea] Pirlo,” Cassano claimed.
He continued and said that cashing in on the Portuguese can bring a couple of top-class players. He blasts the former Red Devils forward that he only cares about his goals ad records.
“If you sell Cristiano, there’s €100m with which you can sign a couple of top players,” he stated.
“You can’t have a coach who wants to play football with Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s a brake on [Andrea] Pirlo. Cristiano only thinks about his goals and records,” he blasted.
If you’re president and you want to start a new cycle, you cannot give a rookie coach the responsibility of coaching someone like Ronaldo,” he added.
Meanwhile, Benevento coach Filippo Inzaghi has claimed that Inter Milan, won’t be caught without European commitment. The runaway Serie A leaders stand 6 points clear at the helm of the table with a game in hand.
“I said it when Inter went out of the Champions League, with only one game a week they won’t have many rivals.
“I remain convinced now, even though AC Milan have exceeded all expectations this season,” Inzaghi said.