Ronaldo: I was a little tense

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he “was a little tense” after failing to score for Juventus but was happy with his brace as they beat Sassuolo 2-1 on Saturday.

Ronaldo finally found the net after 28 attempts and 320 minutes. His brace on Saturday helped Juventus to a 2-1 victory at home.

The Portuguese superstar admitted he was a bit worried after playing a few matches without scoring his first goal for his new club.

“I’m very happy, we started well. Sassuolo defend well, but we put in an intense performance and deserved to win.

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“I really wanted to score these first goals and I’m happy to have found the net,” Ronaldo told Sky Sports Italia.

“This is football. The important thing is that the team wins. Obviously, I was a little tense with all the talk after my move from Real Madrid and not scoring, so there were a lot of expectations, but I thank my teammates for supporting me throughout.

“I knew that I was working well and it was only a matter of time. I am adapting well to Italian football.

“The Champions League is my favourite tournament. It’s a very difficult group, we know that we can do well and Juve must focus on being the best.”

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