Monday November 19 2018
Chiellini: Ronaldo until 40, Cancelo...

Giorgio Chiellini says Cristiano Ronaldo can play until he is 40 and that Juventus ‘forgive’ Joao Cancelo’s lapses because ‘he gives us so much going forward’.

Ronaldo and Cancelo both joined Juve over the summer, and Chiellini praised the impact made by the Portuguese pair on the Old Lady.

“Can we play until 40? Yes, although I don’t think I will,” the defender told Tuttosport.

“It’s not so much that he comes first to training to make a difference, but rather it’s the way he works: he pushes you to improve yourself.

“On top of that, he’s smart: he arrived in a different League and country but immediately tried to understand the dynamics of the city and integrate.

“He’ll be back for his national team and he’ll be able to play even more than me: I have to manage myself.

“Cancelo? I saw that the Coach called him back for a couple of defensive movements he made, but he’s working a lot on this and he’ll learn quickly.

“We know he gives us so much going forward that we forgive him for a bit of amnesia…”

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