Juventus loses team’s ‘DNA’ after player’s arrival

Juventus legendary Gianluigi Buffon said Cristiano RonaldoArriving at the club in 2018 ultimately cost them the “DNA of a team”.

Ronaldo, now back in Manchester United in the second, scoring 101 goals in 135 appearances for Juventus and winning two Serie A titles but the club failed to progress beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League during his three years in Turin.

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Buffon returns to his first club Parma in June after almost two decades at Juventus – he spent the 2018-19 season in Paris Saint-Germain – where he won 10 Serie A championships.

“Juventus had the chance to win the Champions League the first year he arrived, that was the year I was at Paris Saint-Germain, and I couldn’t understand what happened,” Buffon said. American broadcast network TUDN.

“When I came back, I worked with Ronaldo for two years and we did very well together, but I think Juventus have lost that DNA of a team.

“We reached the Champions League final in 2017 because we are an experienced team, but above all we are a unique team and there is this competition for places in the group that is very strong. I lost that with Ronaldo.”

In October, Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini also criticized Ronaldo for his late departure from the club in August and declared United a club “more focused on the present.”

Juventus is 5th in Serie A, 12 points behind the top team Inter Milanand storage ranked third Naples on January 6.

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Jake Nichol

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