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‘With him you start with a 1-0 lead’ – Ancelotti lauds Ronaldo

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Carlo Ancelotti says Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence alone on the pitch from the start guarantees a goal for Juventus.

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has praised Cristiano Ronaldo for his recent run of form while arguing that the Portuguese is a player that clubs and coaches can still build the team around.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been one of the most influential players for Juventus as they battle out Inter Milan and Lazio in the hopes of winning their ninth consecutive and 35th overall Serie A title.

So far, statistically, Ronaldo maintains a perfect record as he has 20 league goals to his name in as many games. He recently also made a new record of scoring in ten consecutive games for Juve.

Speaking about his exploits, Carlo Ancelotti suggests the 35-year old is key to Juve’s campaign. The Italian also added that he basically guarantees his side a lead every time he starts a game.

“We are talking about a phenomenon that scores goals in every game,” the Everton manager said, as per Football Italia.

“For a club and for a coach, Ronaldo is a fundamental player. When you start the game with him on the pitch, you start with a 1-0 lead.”