An Italian legend is of the view that the Bianconeri are being forced to change their traditional playing style due to ex-Real Madrid man.
Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling to adapt to Juventus’ style of play under Andrea Pirlo, according to Antonio Cassano.
Cassano also goes on to claim that Ronaldo is full of himself on the pitch and doesn’t care about his teammates scoring.
The former Italy striker’s comments come in the aftermath of the 2-1 defeat Juventus suffered at the hands of Porto in the Champions League last-16 first-leg tie on Wednesday.
Ronaldo thought he could save his side’s blushes as he appealed for a penalty after being hacked down inside the box in stoppage time.
In what marked a quite frustrating night for him, the 36-year-old was then seen fuming at the referee after the final whistle over being denied the chance of a last-minute heroic.
“I have always said, considering that he’s a phenomenon and has scored a billion goals, that it could be difficult with Andrea Pirlo’s idea of football,” Cassano said speaking to Bobo TV after the game.
“He scores a goal per game, it’s true, but struggles with the ideas of Andrea. He has always been a bit selfish, he doesn’t give a damn about others scoring goals, he’s the kind of player who lives to score.
“He doesn’t live for the play, the great match, he lives for the goal, and at this moment, the situation is getting worse.
“Years go by for everyone and he is having difficulties. Juventus are trying to change their ideas and play a different type of football, due to the qualities of Ronaldo.”