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Ronaldo plays down pressure concerns


Cristiano Ronaldo was happy with his brace as he raced to the top of the Capocannoniere charts but admitted he was disappointed Juventus could only settle for a 3-3 draw with Parma.

Ronaldo claims Juventus would not press the panic button despite a turbulent week that resulted in their exit from the Coppa Italia after a shambolic 3-0 loss to Gasperini’s Atalanta.

He scored twice this evening to take his tally up to 17 Serie A goals, but his team still couldn’t get the full points after defensive lapses allowed Gervinho to equalise for Parma.

“This is football. I’m happy for the goals, but not the result,” Ronaldo disclosed in a quote cited on Football Italia.

“Parma waited for us to make a mistake and we were a bit too deep in the final minutes.”

The Bianconeri do seem to be struggling lately, as they fought back to beat Lazio 2-1, lost 3-0 in the Coppa Italia to Atalanta midweek and were held on home turf by Parma in stoppages this evening.

“I don’t think it has anything to do with fitness levels or extra training. This is just football, everyone watches Juve because we are the best team and they try to study ways to beat us, but we just need to stay calm.

“We’re not worried, as we have faith in the team, in our technique, our Coach and the staff. No need to worry.”