Juventus captain , Giorgio Chiellini , hopes his team will soon forget the dependence of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has gone to Manchester United . This was revealed by Chiellini after Juventus lost to Napoli in the third week match of the Italian League top caste , Serie A , Saturday (11/9/2021) night WIB.
A visit to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Juventus had to go home without bringing any points after losing 1-2 to Napoli. The Bianconeri, nicknamed Juventus, actually managed to lead 1-0 first thanks to Alvaro Morata’s goal in the 10th minute.
However, Juventus still had to go home empty-handed after Napoli managed to rise in the second half. Matteo Politano (57′) and Kalidou Koulibaly (85′) scored two of Napoli’s winning goals.
The defeat of Napoli extended Juventus’ winning streak this season. Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus have so far collected just one point from three Serie A matches.
Last week, Juventus also lost 0-1 when they hosted Empoli at the Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy, on Sunday (29/8/2021). That is, Juventus have swallowed two consecutive defeats after releasing Cristiano Ronaldo to Man United .
This series of poor results has left Juventus stranded in 16th place or two levels above the relegation zone of the Italian League standings .
After the match against Napoli , Chiellini was asked about the impact of Ronaldo’s departure on Juventus’ game. Chiellini admits Juventus’ transition after Ronaldo left is still not perfect.
In particular, Chiellini assesses that Juventus still has not found the best way to play without the presence of a star of the caliber of CR7. Naturally, Ronaldo scored 29 of Juventus’ 77 goals in Serie A last season. This nick made the striker the top scorer of the Italian League.
Meanwhile, CR7 scored 31 of the Bianconeri’s 76 goals in Serie A the previous season. However, Chiellini ensures Juventus will soon rise. Chiellini said Paulo Dybala would be the main axis of Juventus’ game after Ronaldo left.
“We have to change the way we play. When you have a star like Ronaldo, you will definitely play to support him,” Chiellini said, quoted from the Italian Football website. However, we have to move on immediately ,” added Chiellini.
“Paulo Dybala will be the pivot of Juventus. In recent years, Dybala has lowered his goal average because of the presence of Ronaldo,” said Chiellini.
“Nevertheless, Dybala remains a key Juventus player . This has been recognized by all Juventus players,” the 37-year-old added.Just like Chiellini, Allegri is also not too worried after Juventus swallowed two consecutive defeats in the Italian League .
Allegri hopes that his team will no longer commit their own mistakes as in the last three Juventus matches. “This season is still very long. We must immediately catch up with other teams. However, there is plenty of time to bounce back,” said Allegri.
“I’ve had worse moments than this,” Allegri added. Nearby, Juventus are scheduled to face Malmo in the first match of Group H of the Champions League, Wednesday (15/9/2021) early morning WIB.
Allegri’s Juventus must take advantage of the match against Malmo to restore confidence and mentality to compete. Because, after fighting Malmo, Juventus will directly face AC Milan in the fourth week of the Italian League, Sunday (19/5/2021).
Giorgio Chiellini’s agent , Davide Lippi, revealed that his client did not want to retire and still wanted to continue his career at Juventus . Giorgio Chiellini , who won Euro 2020 with Italy , is now without a club after his contract at Juventus expired at the end of June.
So far there have been no offers from other clubs to woo the 36-year-old defender. Therefore, Lippi also revealed that the client is still waiting for a new contract offer from Juventus. Giorgio goes to the European Cup and is fully focused on the tournament,” said Davide Lippi as quoted by Goal.
“As of today, there are no offers. We are waiting for Juventus to let us know when we can discuss.” “To think Chiellini is retiring at this time is crazy. What he did after his ACL injury was incredible. We saw at the Euros, the passion is still strong.”
“He was a symbol of Juventus for many years and we were waiting for a club. Nobody (another club) called, but I would not be surprised if they did because he is the only clubless player in the current Italy squad,” said Davide. Lippi. Giorgio Chiellini defended Juventus for 16 years since July 2005. During that period, Chiellini helped Juventus win a number of trophies including 9 Italian League and 5 Coppa Italia.