Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has heaped praises on Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal international’s performance in the club’s win against Cagliari.
The Italian gaffer praised Ronaldo’s leadership skills as the Italian champions beat Cagliari 3-1 for their 10th win in 11 games to maintain their six-point cushion at the top of Serie A on Saturday.
Argentine Star, Paulo Dybala scorer within the opening minute of the game, before a Filip Bradaric own-goal gave Juventus a two-goal cushion after 39 minutes, two minutes after Joao Pedro had equalized for the visitors.
Ronaldo failed to add to his seven-goal league tally for the Turin outfit with the former Real Madrid man hitting the woodwork before next week’s UEFA Champions League game against former club Manchester United.
However, the 33-year-old’s pass across goal set up Juan Cuadrado for his first of the season in the 87th minute in the Allianz Stadium.
“He has always been a leader and an extraordinary player, as you saw from the assist he put on Cuadrado’s foot,” said Allegri, according to AFP.
“These are different players who in the decisive moment always come up with a goal or a great pass.”
Juventus have 31 points from 11 games with nearest challengers, Inter and Napoli both on 25 points after the same number of matches played.
It is the best ever start to a season for the Bianconeri, who have drawn just one game so far in the league this season.
Earlier today, Luciano Spalletti’s Inter Milan crushed Genoa 5-0 to reclaim the second spot on goal difference ahead of Napoli, who had eased past Empoli 5-1 on Friday and keep the pressure on the seven-time reigning champions.
But Allegri insisted: “This isn’t good enough.
“We have to defend better, we concede too many goals and risked letting in an equaliser in the 85th minute.”