Gianluigi Buffon who worked with the Portuguese in Turin, defends why a superstar forward wanted a new challenge
The Portuguese “rightly thinks about himself a lot“, says Gianluigi Buffon,
Criticism has been directed at a five-time Ballon d’Or on the back of his decision,
to depart Italian football after three seasons that failed to deliver Champions League glory.
Ronaldo has been accused of leaving Juve in the lurch,
with a second stint at Old Trafford agreed late in the summer transfer window,
but Buffon claims to have no issue with an all-time great dictating where and when he does things.
“I don’t think the fans should be surprised.
He has the reputation of a great professional who rightly thinks about himself a lot.
“In these three years he has contributed with great performances and scored many goals.
I don’t see anything illogical in his choice to leave, he thought a lot about it.
“Juve are in a transition period, I don’t know if it’s generational or the skeleton.
You pay a bit when these things happen.
When you have a coach like [Massmiliano] Allegri, maybe you don’t reach the target, but you get close to it.”