Matthijs de Ligt admits Juventus miss ‘a hitman like Cristiano Ronaldo,’ but are improving in terms of experience, confidence and bringing goals from everyone.

The Bianconeri beat Udinese 2-0 with goals from Paulo Dybala and Weston McKennie, but coach Allegri said the team still lacks maturity and experience.

“I heard the coach said that and I understand what he means, because we do have a lot of young players,” De Ligt told Sky Sport Italia.

“I am young too, at least in terms of age, but I have already played about 250 games at senior level, so have some experience. You mature faster the more games you play.

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“It was a fundamental victory for us today and we still have many things that need to be improved, but the important thing is that we won.

“We have to keep growing gradually, we’ve won six of the last eight Serie A matches and are getting there.”

Juventus continue to score relatively few goals and De Ligt was asked if they miss a hitman like Cristiano Ronaldo after his transfer to Manchester United.

“I think so, yes. Cristiano is the kind of player who goes into the box and will always get a goal, he rarely wastes an opportunity. We have missed that since the start of the season.

“We don’t have a hitman who can score 30 goals per season, but we do need to contribute goals from everyone and everywhere, which is starting to happen now.”

2 thought on “De Ligt: ‘Juventus miss a hitman like Cristiano Ronaldo’”
  1. We already not have him, but now just make that champions league spot… And sad that Ronaldo is in even deeper hole than been in our team… For him need to go to psg there will be easier

  2. It’s Good that Ronaldo left he was a hog it now allows the team to grow….look at the past big players that left juve and they still were on top.

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