Andrea Pirlo has voiced his joy that Cristiano Ronaldo will be available to him this season, and he says that Juventus is ‘lucky’ to have him. The Portuguese have been in great shape for this word, scoring eight times in just five Series A outings, scoring in both of the leagues so far. His results have not gone unnoticed, and he’s playing way above your standards for a player of his generation, but of course, we’re not talking about just any player. Cristiano Ronaldo is a celebrity with an amazing work ethic, and his trainer has gone as far as branding him a ‘young kid’ and a ‘true champion.’ ‘He’s a fine professional, as we always realized,’ Pirlo told DAZN after winning Cagliari (via Daily Mail).
He’s a staunch champion who sets a precedent for those around him, both in games and in preparation. ‘The only suggestion I can give him is to keep going the same way.’ ‘We’ve got to keep our young man like this he said. ‘He showed me tremendous willingness in school, in sports, for everything. Its priorities and targets. His skills are not normal, we are fortunate to be playing at Juventus.” It’s great to see Cristiano in such a rich vein considering his years of improvement, and I’m glad that the club maintains that they have no plans of encouraging him to leave the club in the summer, as Fabio Paratici said after yesterday’s match (via TuttoSport).