Cristiano Ronaldo ‘crumbled’ Juventus’ three most important dressing room values

The Manchester United star has been accused of not adhering to the values of former side Juventus over the course of his three-year stint in Turin, before sealing a remarkable return to Old Trafford

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Cristiano Ronaldo fell foul of a number of Juventus dressing room traditions while at the Serie A giants according to reports in Italy.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner enjoyed a successful three-year spell in Turin, notching 101 goals in 134 appearances for the Italian outfit.

However – though he was regularly bailing the club out on the pitch – Ronaldo is alleged to have damaged the dressing room harmony while donning the famous black and white shirt.

A report from Italian outlet Tuttosport claims that the Portugal captain “crumbled” a lot of the dressing room values cherished by senior members of the Juventus dressing room.

The 36-year-old is thought to have been detrimental to the unity of the squad, having received different treatment from managers and high-ranking club officials.

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Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly damaged the values of the Juventus dressing room



The ‘Old Lady’ are thought to value “equality, unity and humility” – values that are rumoured to have suffered as a result of Ronaldo’s presence.

Though Juventus are one of the biggest sides on the planet and in turn have boasted some of the biggest names in world football who all subscribed to the club’s values, Ronaldo is reported to have operated differently.

The same report claims that Ronaldo “was never part of the pack” during his time in Turin.

His on-pitch conduct would often come under scrutiny, Ronaldo never shy of letting a teammate know if he felt the player in question could do better.

Misplaced passes would tend to be greeted with a public display of frustration from Ronaldo who would throw his hands in the air out of anger – a cardinal sin for a Juventus player.

The Serie A titans signed Ronaldo with a view to him leading the outfit to Champions League glory – an ambition they fell significantly short of together.

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Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci – two club icons, have both made comments that appear to suggest they are glad to see the back of the Man Utd favourite.

Chiellini told DAZN : “Ronaldo left on August 28, it would have been better for us if he had left earlier.

“It was not a difficult thing to digest, but it gives you a bit of a surprise and, in my opinion, we paid something in terms of points in the first matches.

“If he had left on August 1, we would have had time to prepare better and we would have come to the start of the championship a little more prepared.”

His sentiments were echoed by Bonucci, who told the Athletic: “This was the thing, the idea that one player, even the best in the world, could guarantee Juventus victory.

“Cristiano’s presence had a big influence on us. Just training with him gave us something extra but subconsciously players started to think his presence alone was enough to win games.

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“We began to fall a little short in our daily work, the humility, the sacrifice, the desire to be there for your team-mate day after day. Over the last few years, I think you could see that.”

Ronaldo has offered a response of his own, claiming how he will “close mouths and win things.”

He added: “To be honest, I’m 36. I win everything, so am I going to be worried about the people who say bad things about me?”

Ronaldo has bagged six goals in eight games across all competitions since he returned to United after 12 years away, while Juventus currently languish seventh in Serie A.

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