27.06.2019 » Ronaldo ready for another challenge at Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo never backs down from a new challenge, which is why Juventus new boss Maurizio Sarri plans to shift gears for the Portuguese superstar to play a new role of a central striker in the upcoming season. The Italian manager is set to launch a new system surrounding the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner to help initiate a new era at the Turin side. The Bianconeri have won their eighth consecutive Serie A title, as they seek to win the league title for the ninth time in a row and focusing on moving one step further in capturing the UEFA Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Get ready for 2019-20
Expect tactical changes...
In order to kick start Ronaldo's goal-scoring abilities, Sarri aims to move him into the middle of the attack by playing him as an out-and-out striker.
Following the footsteps of Eden Hazard at Chelsea and Dries Mertens in Napoli, the new manager seems to want to go all-in with Cristiano Ronaldo creating major problems for the opposition team and to take charge inside the penalty box as much as possible.
Last season, the forward made sure to make an impact instantly, which he did, by scoring 28 goals across all competition; 21 of them came in the Serie A, but Sarri now wants the goal-scoring machine to push closer to 40. However, the chances for Ronaldo to score more than 40 goals in the Serie A at the age of 34-35 are quite slim and it would be a huge gamble to bet on such possibility. As an alternative, you can always try your luck in Royal Vegas online on several AU casinos.
Sarri clarified that the 4-3-3 formation will not be consistent, which is why shifting towards a 4-3-1-2 positioning that he used to implement at Empoli will be the one used more often to ensure goals coming from the former Real Madrid striker, with either Mario Mandzukic or even Gonzalo Higuain on his side.
A more static position for Ronaldo under Sarri's orders?
Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi will take charge on the wings to open the gap for the Portuguese talisman, while there also seems to exist a firm future for Paulo Dybala at the club.
Ronaldo had opposed to playing a central striker role back in Real Madrid, since he prefers to switch into the box with the help of others opening space, but with ammunition surrounding him in order to make sure he engages on what he does best – scoring goals – that will ensure the former Manchester United forward to stick around the penalty box most of the times.
With the arrival of Aaron Ramsey and the teenage sensation Matthijs de Ligt possibly signing for the Old Lady soon, Juventus has the best players at every position with no weaknesses to be seen, which is why the focus on the ninth consecutive Serie A title is very much in the hands.
Cristiano Ronaldo came to Italy for a challenge, managed to win a couple of trophies with the Turin side, broke records to secure his name in the history books and is very much on the course to become another legend at one of the biggest clubs to grab hold of the trophy he is most fond of and which the club is dying to achieve, the UEFA Champions League. There is a reason why the world calls him, Mr. Champions League...
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus is for the ICC on July 21 of 2019, against Tottenham. You can watch Juventus vs Spurs, Colombia vs Chile, Venezuela vs Argentina, Brazil vs Paraguay, Uruguay vs Peru, and Borussia Dortmund vs Schweinberg, all matches provided from our live streaming game pages.
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