Cristiano Ronaldo’s expletive-laden dressing room rant at Juventus teammates emerges
Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus for Manchester United on deadline day after a difficult season, finishing fourth in Serie A and losing to Porto in the Champions League… a result which saw him let rip at those around him
The series, which follows the Italian club’s struggles last season, was released on Thursday.
“We have to work harder,” screamed an animated Ronaldo at half-time. “What the f***! We didn’t play at all! Nothing!”
After former Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado told the Portuguese “don’t worry”, he replied: “We played S***, always!”
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Cuadrado responded: “You must be an example for everyone.”
To which Ronaldo replied: “I’m included too. We have to tell each other the truth, we played s***. This is a Champions League match, we need to have personality.”
Manager Andrea Pirlo, who was sacked at the end of the season, then got involved in the spat.
“That’s enough, let’s go,” said the Juventus boss. “That’s enough, Cri. That’s enough, Juan. “We have to be calm and patient.
“We will continue in this spirit, but without arguing, with the posture of someone who wants to win.”
Juventus went on to suffer a shock defeat on away goals, ending Ronaldo’s final chance to win the Champions League with the Italian side.
They also failed to retain their Serie A title for a 10th consecutive season and needed a 4-1 victory at Bologna on the final day of the season to clinch a top-four place.
Ronaldo’s relationship with Juventus has strained significantly since his departure on deadline day, with several high-profile figures questioning what the side had become during his spell at the club.
“Last year the team played for him, now the group must rediscover that Juve spirit that was there before his arrival,” said defender Leonardo Bonucci in October.
Giorgio Chiellini added: “We reached a stage of the working relationship where Cristiano needed new motivation and a team that would play for him. When he finds a team like that, he can always be decisive, as he was at Juve too.”
Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli also spoke about Ronaldo in October, albeit with more positivity.
“It was an honour and a pleasure to have him [Ronaldo]. “We can only applaud him for what he did on the field and thank him for how much he made us rejoice.
“The one sin is to have had him with a year and a half of an empty stadium.
“Alvaro Morata is right, though, it is the Juventus shirt that requires responsibility. Juventus is bigger than everyone than anyone who has participated.”
Since Ronaldo’s exit, Juventus have continued to struggle. They are currently eighth in Serie A, sitting 11 points behind joint-leaders Napoli and AC Milan.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side are through to the last 16 of the Champions League however – but suffered a humiliating 4-0 loss to holders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.