Ever since making a record 100 million pound transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus, it has been whirlwind of a short career for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese international endured a slow start, with lack of goals and a red-card against Valencia in the UEFA Champions League against, but what has followed since is goals and assists.
His move from Spain to Italy was billed as one of the biggest transfers of all time, and everyone expected to take the lead in all the actions on the field. Despite the club having talented duo of Paulo Dybala and Miralem Pjanic for taking free-kicks, it was predicted that CR7 will take over the responsibility.
But recently, it has been revealed that the Turin club has a set-plan for free-kicks. Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, while speaking with the Express, stated that Ronaldo has been told to take free-kicks which are far out, and has been kind of banned from taking close free-kicks. He said,
"Ronaldo is a smart guy, he knows Pjanic and Dybala are excellent free-kick takers and they are going to take those close to the area. When there are free kicks from far away, Ronaldo can kick them but we’ve decided that Dybala and Pjanic will take the set pieces close to the area."
Just a few days back, Ronaldo had spoken and revealed the exact reasons behind his exit from Real Madrid. Speaking to France Football, he said,
"I felt within the club, especially from the president, that I was no longer considered in the same way as I was at the beginning. For the first four or five years, I felt like Cristiano Ronaldo. Less so after. The president looked at me in a way that suggested I was no longer indispensable if you know what I mean. That is what made me think about leaving."
The former Manchester United star though denied that him joining Juventus was because of Zinedine Zidane leaving the club. "My decision to leave was not based on him going. That said, it was one of the little details that confirmed to me what I had been thinking about the situation at the club," he added.