Andrea Pirlo dives deep into coaching Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus

While some managers may have found Cristiano Ronaldo problematic, former Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo is clearly not one of them.

Andrea Pirlo Respects Cristiano Ronaldo For His Discipline
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The 44-year-old manager oversaw Juventus from August 2020 to May 2021, during which time he closely collaborated with the Portuguese standout. Ronaldo displayed exceptional form, netting 36 goals in 44 games and leading the Bianconeri to clinch the Coppa Italia.

Reflecting on his managerial tenure at Juve, Pirlo shared with Radio Serie A his experience coaching the legendary player: “Training Ronaldo makes you understand how to become number one in the world. He’s an exemplary professional in every aspect: from how he eats, how he recovers, to how he trains.”

While Ronaldo earned acclaim in Turin, his return to Manchester United ended abruptly after a controversial interview with Piers Morgan. He departed the Red Devils prematurely, criticizing manager Erik ten Hag and the club’s leadership. Following the 2022 World Cup, he joined Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia and has displayed remarkable form, tallying 24 goals in 26 appearances this season.

During his time at the Allianz Arena, Ronaldo scored 101 goals for Juventus across 134 matches. Alongside the Coppa Italia victory, he secured two league titles. Even at 38, he continues to excel at Al-Nassr and is gearing up to face Al-Riyadh in the Saudi Pro League.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro

Forwarder, Midfielder

PortugalPortugal

Age: 39

187 cm

83 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 19 1 Missed
Minutes 1706 89.8 Avg
Goals 20 1.1 Avg
Assist 9 0.5 Avg
Attempt 27 1.4 Avg
Passes 580 30.581.7% AvgSucc
Yellow 1 0.1 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 14 times for 1256 minutes for Pro League.

Cristiano Ronaldo  scored 14 goals for Al Nassr. He procured 7 assists. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 2nd in Pro League. In the last match Al Nassr lost 3-0 against Al Hilal. The next match in Pro League will be against Al Riyadh.

Al Nassr performance and stats

Al Nassr

Manager: Luís Ribeiro de Castro
Rank 2nd
Win 16
Draw 1
Loss 3
Goals 57-24
Diff 33

Al Nassr is currently 2nd in the Pro League with 34 points.

In the last 15 games, it has won 11 times, drawn once, and lost 3 times. In its last match, Al Nassr lost 3-0 against Al Hilal.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 39 goals and conceding 18.​

Al Nassr will play the next match in Pro League against Al Riyadh on Friday 8th of December in Riyadh. The prediction is Al Nassr winning the match.​

Juventus performance and stats

Juventus

Manager: Massimiliano Allegri
Rank 2nd
Win 16
Draw 6
Loss 3
Goals 38-17
Diff 21

Juventus is currently 2nd in the Serie A with 33 points.

In the last 14 games, it has won 10 times, drawn 3 times, and lost once. In its last match, Juventus won 1-2 against Monza.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 22 goals and conceding 9.​

Juventus will play the next match in Serie A against Napoli on Friday 8th of December in Torino. The prediction is Juventus winning the match.​