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Marco Tardelli says Ronaldo was never a problem to Juve and they have a goalscoring issue now

August 30, 2021 - 1:45 pm

Former Juventus midfielder, Marco Tardelli, has reacted to the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus’ struggles for goals.

Ronaldo had been linked with a move away from the club all summer as they look to relieve themselves of his huge wages.

The attacker has scored the goals to justify his huge pay, including winning the top goalscorer in Serie A last season.

His goals were almost half of what Juve scored in the competition, but he was benched in their first match of the season against Udinese and could have suffered the same fate against Empoli at the weekend.

But he walked out on them before the match and has now returned to Manchester United in England.

Tardelli says Ronaldo was never a problem at the club and if he was, now that they have solved the problem, they are struggling for goals.

After watching Juve labour to a 1-0 loss to Empoli, he reckons that champions make the difference and that is who Ronaldo is.

“The situation at Juventus is not good.” Tardelli told Corriere dello Sport as quoted by Tuttomercatoweb.

“They solved the Ronaldo problem. Granted it was a problem. For me it wasn’t, now a big problem remains for the Bianconeri: they don’t score.

“They were also unlucky. Go two goals ahead. and then the goalkeeper puts in two nonsense.

“In the second game you create chances and you don’t realize them. Let’s forget about refereeing, that can’t be the point.

“The point is the difficulty they encounter in scoring. The only comment that comes to mind it’s this: today everyone plays the same way, it’s the champion who makes the difference. And Cristiano Ronaldo is a champion.”

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    martinn August 30, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    wrong. again someone speaking without knowledge of our statistics. from an outsider`s point of view yes. but how come we scored against Udinese?? and he failed? oh looks like we can score without pandering to one player! again today the first match as a team, we need to get used to not pandering to a prima donna that makes us lose when he can`t be bothered. goal difference down form when he joined which cost us ten in a row and donnarumma; immovable facts not emotion and panic.

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      Rostyk August 30, 2021 at 6:02 pm

      I agree. Less goal scored since CR7 joined. + Lost the title. All free kicks, all attention and passes towards CR7. A great example, that it is a big failure to build a team around one player. Chiesa, Dybala, Kulusevski – these should be the core of Juve and not some old spoiled primadonna.

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    martinn August 30, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    a `champion` can score again Benevento….

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    martinn August 30, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    does he know what it`s like defending one of our players against assualt charges every time our club was mentioned? i doubt it. outsiders can bleat all they want, they have big houses and fancy homes when we have a passion to win and it will never matter as much as it does to fans.

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    martinn August 30, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    and having strops on the field when people don`t pass for him and not ducking in a defensive wall isn`t a problem? does he actually watch us?

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    Arash August 30, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Danilo can’t be our regista playing against a side that we need to score against. Allegri needs to either sacrifice Locatelli’s shooting/final ball plays and put him in regista or play Nicolo Fagioli there.
    Danilo as regista to protect/bandaid our defensive core is not a long term solution.

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    Alex Byrne August 30, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    And you have done what in your Professional Soccer Career, if you have ever played the Game ? Whether you like CR7 or not, Juventus had better sides with better players and still didn’t win the C/L, so blaming Ronaldo when your defence has gone backwards, is Embarressing..

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    Amin juve August 30, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    But we scored before and reach the champion league final twice without champion Ronaldo and win 7 league straight without him who is scoring all that goals before?

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    Claudio August 31, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    After all is said let’s wait and see where Juve will fine themselves now that he is out.