Cristiano Ronaldo: “I’m here to help Juventus finally win Champions League”

Daily Mail (UK)

Cristiano Ronaldo is aiming to help Juventus win the Champions League title for the first time in more than two decades, adding that he is not obsessed with winning the title.

Ronaldo sure knows what it takes to win, having won the competition at total of 5 times, including that past 3 seasons with Real Madrid.

Juve, on the other hand, have not won since 1996.

“I don’t see the Champions League as an obsession,” Ronaldo said at a news conference on Monday. “As the president has told me, it’s not an obsession but a dream. I’m here to help Juventus make it come true. It’s possible.”

Ronaldo said how the fans trated him when Madrid took on Juve in the final back in 2017, as well as their rematch in a quarterfinal tie last season, stood out to him.

“I remember that goal, against ‘my’ club,” Ronaldo¬†told Sky Sport Italia. “I remember I was very happy, not just for having scored, but one detail which made a difference was how the fans applauded me, and that was a surprise. I didn’t expect it.

“I already liked this club, but after that moment, I liked it even more so. Juve are a great club and they’ve given me a great opportunity, so I don’t think [signing] is just down to that goal, although it certainly helped. I told my agent that the only club I would leave Real for was Juventus.”

“During the week, we spoke with his agent and he said, ‘You know, he was touched by all that attention he received — he was so touched that, one day, he’d like to come and play for Juve,'” Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici¬†told Sky Sport Italia. “I just said, ‘Sure, I get it. There are plenty of dreams but not many come true.'”