Thursday October 11 2018
Barzagli: 'Ronaldo great professional'

Andrea Barzagli said Cristiano Ronaldo is “proving himself a great professional” at Juventus and together they intend to win it all.

The Bianconeri have won every game so far between Serie A and the Champions League, but there has also been controversy off the field with Ronaldo denying rape claims and Las Vegas police re-opening the 2009 investigation.

“He’s calm. Obviously, it’s not his best period off the field, but he is proving himself a great professional,” Barzagli told Sky Sport Italia.

“Against Udinese, he scored one of his goals. He’s one of the greats and is showing that on the field. We hope he can bring some of the result he achieved throughout his career and which we, unfortunately, haven’t yet enjoyed.

“It has been a convincing start to the season with fine performances and, in my view, a strong team spirit. It won’t be easy to win them all, and it’ll get tougher the more we go forward.

“This team was built to go all the way in every competition. There’s room for improvement and we want to finish the job.”