CR7: Ronaldo is frustrated and lonely at Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t enjoying the best season of his career and neither are his club, Juventus.
The 36-year-old has scored 25 goals in 29 Serie A games, and four in six Champions League matches, but the Bianconeri have struggled this campaign.
Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport have reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has changed recently and is behaving quite differently to how he was when he first arrived in Turin.
They say that he isn’t trying to lift his teammates on the pitch like he used to, and he doesn’t seem to be enjoying his football at all.
“He’s nervous, irritable and very distant from his teammates,” La Gazzetta dello Sport claim.
“He seems to have given up and he’s not got as much fight as he usually does.
“He seemed very different against Fiorentina, which is a worrying sign.
“Ronaldo is no longer trying to hide these feelings.”
This perception of how Cristiano Ronaldo is feeling at the club has added to the rumours that he may be on his way out.
“He’s isolated away from the pitch,” the paper added.
“It seems that he’s getting closer and closer to leaving Juventus.
“It’s always been a little but like that, but it’s gotten worse recently after their elimination in the Champions League.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s mood also isn’t helping him perform on the pitch, and he’s now gone three games without scoring.
This is his longest dry spell since picking up an injury in his first season in Italy, with his last goal coming against Napoli on April 7.
Juventus, who have won the last nine Serie A titles, find themselves in fourth place and are battling to secure Champions League football for next season.
Ronaldo stirred some controversy yet again recently after throwing his jersey to the ground in anger despite Juventus’ 3-1 win over Genoa.
The Portuguese attacker has remained the leading scorer in the current Bianconeri team and always wants to score.
Because football is a team sport, we expected the attacker to be happy that his team won even though he didn’t score a goal.
But Ronaldo wasn’t and couldn’t hide his frustration at the end of the game.
La Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia reports that Ronaldo didn’t just throw his jersey to the ground after the game.
He was still angry while making his way into the dressing room and kept punching the wall.
The attacker also took his bath and left the stadium without saying a word to anyone.
This is the latest in the series of reactions from the former Manchester United and Real Madrid man and might be an indication that he isn’t happy in Turin.
He would enter the last year of his current deal next season and the Bianconeri might sell him in the summer if they want to make any money from his transfer.