The former Juventus boss has coached many great players, but believes Ronaldo stands out amongst them for a “unique ability”.
Cristiano Ronaldo is “programmed to win” and has a unique ability in finding space and attacking the box, says Massimiliano Allegri.
Ronaldo played under Allegri during his first season at Juventus in 2018/19. He supplied 28 goals and 11 assists on route to Serie A and Supercoppa Italiana glory.
But while their time together was brief, Allegri still marvels at Ronaldo’s winning mentality and remarkable talents.
Allegri: "The best are those who are more advanced in age, like Cristiano Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic." pic.twitter.com/UmSKsdC2sF
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“Ronaldo too is human and can make mistakes. But there are few who can shake off a defender and run at the goal like him,” the 53-year-old told Sky Calcio Club on Sunday night.
“Cristiano’s strength is that he has this mind that is programmed to win. He won five Ballon d’Or trophies, the Champions League, so many titles.
“Yet he is there giving himself new motivation every single day.
“It’s also natural that those who play alongside him must understand the space that he leaves has to be filled by the other guy.
“Poor Mario Mandzukic, playing with Cristiano Ronaldo, he ran more in that year than his entire career… I love Mandzukic, he’s a fantastic player.”