Cristiano Ronaldo was 'challenging' to work with, reveals ex-Juventus CEO - but Portuguese superstar 'was a leader who dragged the others into the game' during his three trophy-laden years

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By Dominic Hogan For Mailonline

Published: 06:04 EST, 5 December 2023 | Updated: 06:04 EST, 5 December 2023

Former Juventus main Beppe Marotta has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo could beryllium 'challenging' to activity with, contempt admitting he had a mostly affirmative power connected his dressing room. 

Ronaldo near Real Madrid successful 2018 having staked a beardown declare to being nan champion subordinate successful nan world arsenic 1 portion of nan duopoly he held complete European shot with Barcelona icon Lionel Messi. 

The Al-Nassr prima was 33 years aged by nan clip he arrived successful Turin, Ronaldo enjoyed a hugely fruitful spell astatine The Old Lady, netting 101 goals successful his 134 appearances complete 3 years. 


He would besides proceed nan club's power successful Italy, extending their tally to 9 consecutive Serie A titles earlier missing retired successful his past play to Inter and returning to Manchester United. 

Despite nan occurrence he undoubtedly had successful Turin, though, erstwhile CEO Marotta claimed that things were not ever plain sailing pinch nan star, though he did thief to get nan champion retired of his team-mates. 

Former Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo could beryllium 'challenging' to activity with

The Portugal prima scored 101 goals successful 134 games astatine The Old Lady, winning 2 Serie A titles

'He was a very bully player, he still is and supra each he is simply a awesome champion,' said Marotta, now astatine Inter Milan, to Cronache di Spogliatoio.

'The champion is that personification who manages to convey beliefs to his team-mates. He was a spot of a leader of nan team, he was nan astir celebrated and he dragged nan others into nan game. 

'So, it was challenging, but he didn't make maine angry.'

As 1 of nan top to ever play nan game, Ronaldo whitethorn understandably request standards that astir different players mightiness struggle to meet successful nan dressing room.

The Portuguese fable notably fell retired pinch Manchester United leader Erik 10 Hag connected his return to Old Trafford, which resulted successful an acrimonious exit by communal consent successful nan mediate of nan season.

He was not nan only subordinate to person made nan modulation betwixt nan 2 clubs und Marotta's stewardship, but it was different prima that nan ex-CEO claims was nan astir 'complex' signing made early successful his clip astatine nan club. 

'There is simply a subordinate coming who's astatine Juventus called Pogba,' he added. 'It was a very analyzable deal. 

'Because he came from Manchester United, he hadn't signed a statement truthful location were galore teams that wanted him. It was difficult to discuss his purchase, it was very complex.'

Ronaldo near nan nine to return to Manchester United astatine nan extremity of nan 2020-21 campaign

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