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Ronaldo relishes life under Sarri at Juventus

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Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo looks on within a press conference on October 21, 2019 in Turin, on the eve of Juventus’ UEFA Champions League stage Group D match against Lokomotiv Moscow. (Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP)

Ronaldo says he is enjoying Juventus’ attacking style more this season as the team impress after adapting to life under Maurizio Sarri.

Juve has won six consecutive matches across all competitions and sit top of Champions League Group D ahead of today’s home match against Lokomotiv Moscow.

Ronaldo has netted in six of his last seven games for club and country, with the tweaks made by former Chelsea head coach Sarri going down well with the Portugal international.

The 34-year-old scored his 700th career goal against Ukraine last week, before adding another to his tally in Juve’s 2-1 home Serie A win over Bologna on Saturday.

“This season we’re playing more attacking football,” Ronaldo said ahead of the Lokomotiv clash in Turin.

“We are using a new system which I like. I like the way Sarri wants us to play. I think the team is more confident, we create more chances and you can see that by the way, we move the ball. I am happy as are the team.

“We play more forward and we’re improving week by week. We are more confident. We play, in my opinion, a different type of football, in attack with more possession.

“My role is similar, maybe a bit freer in the way I feel comfortable and the way I feel good. Step by step we should be Juventus. We have a different coach, a new system, new players and I think we have changed for the better.”

On his own displays, Ronaldo added: “Age is just a number, I can show that through my performances. I’ve already passed the 700 goals record – it’s a great one to have – but the priority for me is the team.

“I want to help the team with my goals and assists and help them to win trophies. The individual records will come in a natural way.

“We know if we win on Tuesday, we are 50 per cent qualified. We should carry on like that.

“I think Juventus should think big, they are a big club and we need to think in a big way. We want to win the league and the Champions League.”


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