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The Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo , who holds the record for the highest number of goals scored in the Champions League, had words of praise for his new coach, Maurizio Sarri , in the previous Juventus duel against Lokomotiv and assured that "the individual prizes they are not the main engine, "the" important "are the collectives.
"The 700 goals (scored, already 701) are part of the past; I think of further. I want to score more to help the team. (Golden Ball?) Individual prizes are not the main engine, but obviously it is something nice I am happy and proud of them, but the priority is to win with Juventus and the national team . The records will come later. For me, football every year is a challenge. "Cristiano Ronaldo commented this Monday at the wheel Press release prior to Tuesday's duel against Lokomotiv Moscow.
For CR7 " being 33-34 years does not mean you are at the end of the race ": "I am demonstrating it, I feel even more fit, lucid and mature," he added. "Do you know what makes me happy? Win, get home and see my children happy, who congratulate me. That is my motivation."
"In Juve there are exceptional players"
On his companions in attack, the Argentine Gonzalo Higuaín and Paulo Dybala , CR7 has indicated that "both are fantastic, as well as (Federico) Bernardeschi and (Juan Guillermo) Cuadrado. In Juventus there are exceptional players and they all work their best."
The Portuguese striker also referred to his coach, Sarri, who is in his first campaign in command of the Turin team: "With him we have more confidence in ourselves. Also last season we have done an excellent job, but we had to improve ". "My role (within the team) is similar, maybe I have a little more freedom. I am happy with the change . Now we play more ahead, we have more possession of the ball and create a large number of occasions. I like the new game system a lot, I like how Sarri wants the team to play, "said Cristiano Ronaldo.
The praise of Cristiano Ronaldo towards Sarri, have also been reciprocated in a press conference by the technician to the Portuguese. " Training Ronaldo is a reason to be proud . He has an extraordinary mentality, in addition to his physical and technical characteristics. He knows how to set goals for the whole team and personal below. I think he just scored 700 goals, he is already thinking of the 800. It is good to have him next, because it is positive, He mentally has something more than the rest, "he told Sarri.
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