Brazilian legend Ronaldo had an interview with La Gazzetta Dello Sport where he discussed multiple Juve-related stuff.
Inter – Juve?
“With more than half a championship to play, it won’t be decisive, but it’s valid for self-esteem, to understand how ready you are to fight for the title.”
“This season is very special: a championship season with a many surprises.”
“Milan is surprising me: offensive football, fast, players of quality. And then, Ibrahimovic: he has always said he considers me an idol, I consider him perhaps a unique case, an example that is good for football. Even if I hadn’t had all the injuries I’ve had, I would never have reached 40 years like him. Never.”
Can Cristiano play until 40?
“I don’t know, but he will certainly try.”
“He’s a different player than when I saw him in Real Madrid, he learned to manage himself and yet one thing seems identical to me: he can stay in the shadows for most of the game and then be decisive in a minute.”
“Ronaldo has always liked important games a lot, because they are the ones he remembers the most. Like records: he cares, they say that for him they are obsession, I call it gasoline.”
Who weights more? Lukaku or Ronaldo?
“Like in Kilos? Lukaku for sure!”
“They’re very different, with one point in common: when you have a player like that, you find it hard not to lean on him.”
“If it’s during the day, he starts hammering you and won’t let go.”
“And let’s say I have a suspicion: with De Ligt close by, Bonucci plays better.”
“But the real heavy absence for Juve is Dybala.”
“I noticed he’s been working on the right leg, the desire to invent. And that heel strike for Chiesa, against Milan, seemed like a sign to me.”
“Too bad that he’s injured: if Dybala is there, it’s easier to see good football. ”
“I saw him on the pitch, and up close.”
“He has superior football intelligence, and you don’t change just because you go to the other side: he will never propose a trivial game, it is the team that must go after him.”
“I don’t know who first called him that, but a master by profession teaches what he knows: he will need some time, but if Juve has focused on Andrea I think they will give it to him.”
Inter for the Scudetto?
“Not playing in Europe will be an advantage.”
“There isn’t a player or a coach who is happy not to do it, but the Champions League sucks your energy, especially nervous energy.”
“In March-April I won’t be surprised if Inter will score a few more points than those who have the double commitment.”