Claudio Marchisio believes Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus are perfect for each other due to their shared winning mentality.
Ronaldo took very little time in establishing himself as the main man at Juventus following a €112m transfer from Real Madrid last summer.
Despite being 34 years old, Ronaldo quickly adapted to the demands of Italian football and led the Bianconeri to their eighth successive Serie A crown in dominant fashion during his debut campaign.
The likes of Emre Can and Andrea Pirlo have all praised Ronaldo’s exemplary attitude, which they feel has made a massive impact on the Turin-based squad.
And now Marchisio, who ended a 13-year stay at Juventus last summer, has opened up on why he believes Ronaldo and the club are a perfect match for each other.
“He [Cristiano Ronaldo] is competitive in everything,” the Zenit St Petersburg midfielder told Tuttosport.
“He always wants to be the first, whether it’s parking the car or competition of shots on goal in the match or in the gym.
“He is a monster of will and professionalism, an absolute example that perhaps can only be found in Juventus. The club is most similar to him in attitude and his mentality.
“They are reflected in the common and maniacal desire to win and to organize every detail to succeed.”
When asked about his times on the same pitch as Ronaldo, Marchisio replied: “On the pitch, I met him more as an opponent.
“He is just a phenomenon and I am proud of the fact that in his museum in Madeira, there is a jersey of mine which we exchanged after the match at the Santiago Bernabeu.”
The Italian midfielder also revealed he would like to see Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp take charge in Turin should Massimiliano Allegri leave in the summer.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo and Juventus will return to action on Sunday at home to Atalanta for their penultimate Serie A match of the season.