The Juventus talisman was supposedly disappointed with himself after being unable to find the back of the net in Sunday’s Serie A outing.
Cristiano Ronaldo “wants to be able to score every game”, insists Rodrigo Bentancur as he highlights his teammate’s undying hunger for goals.
Ronaldo is leading the Serie A goalscoring charts with 25 goals from 27 appearances. He has a healthy four-goal lead over his nearest competitor, Romelu Lukaku, in the race for this season’s Capocannoniere.
The Portuguese forward is also a strong contender in the battle for the 2021 Golden Boot, only second to only Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski who has an impressive 35 goals from 25 Bundesliga games.
CR7 is quite frequently on scoresheets, and he doesn’t like it when he isn’t. Just on Sunday, he was unable to find the back of the net in Juve’s 3-1 win over Genoa and was visibly frustrated while leaving the pitch, causing some controversy.
“It’s his mentality, thanks to which he has become one of the best in the world,” Bentancur told Sky Sport Italia.
“When he doesn’t score, he feels bad. Not towards the team, but towards himself.
“He wants to be able to score every game. We are happy with the work he does, and we hope he will be able to score next time.”