Gianluigi Buffon on Cristiano Ronaldo: “Juventus lost that DNA of being a team”

Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo had an incredible stint for Juventus. He won two ‘Scudetti’ (Serie A title), a Coppa Italia, two Italian Super Cups and a league top scorer title.

However, CR7’s main objective with the bianconeri was the UEFA Champions League, and he could not achieve it with Juve. The former goalkeeper of the Turin box, Gianluigi Buffon, revealed in an interview why.

In an exclusive talk with former soccer player Hristo Stoichkov for the sports channel HOUR from Mexico, Gigi Buffon confessed that the unity and communion that existed in the dressing room of the Old lady it was lost when the Portuguese star arrived in Italy.

In that interview, the historic Italian goalkeeper was tough in his analysis of what happened to the attacker in Turin. Sure, he acknowledged that he and Cristiano did well when they shared a dressing room, but he asserted that the team lost its DNA.

“Juventus had the opportunity to win the Champions League the first year it arrived, which was the one I was at Paris Saint-Germain and I cannot explain what happened. When I came back, I worked with CR7 for two years and we did well together, but I think Juventus lost that DNA of being a team, “said Buffon in the talk with TUDN.

In addition, Buffon recalled the most recent opportunity he had to get his first Champions League, in 2017, when Cristiano and Zidane’s Real Madrid took the opportunity away.

According to the 43-year-old goalkeeper, before Cristiano Ronaldo arrived, there was a “unit” that was lost.

“When we reached the Champions League final in 2017 it was because we were an experienced team and we functioned as a unit. There was that competition within the group for places in the eleven. We lost that ”, he added.

Buffon currently plays for Parma in Serie B and since he arrived he has aimed to return to the team that gave him birth to the First Division.

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