Del Piero identifies ‘underrated’ Cristiano Ronaldo quality

Alessandro Del Piero saw a mistake from a Young Boys defender, which led to Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal but adds the former Juventus star has an ‘underrrated’ quality.

Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford from Juventus in a €15m deal plus €8m add-ons.

The Portuguese ace has already scored three goals in two appearances with the Red Devils, but his strike against Young Boys in Champions League was not enough for the Premier League giants to avoid defeat in Switzerland.

Ronaldo’s movement was perfect, he is a master at stealing a yard from his opponents, but the defender should have done more and be more focused,” Del Piero told Sky Sport Italia, commenting on Ronaldo’s performance.

“There is something crucial about Cristiano, which is often underrated. His shots are always on target. That’s a big difference with any other striker.

“Sometimes you can be lucky as it happened in the last game [against Newcastle], but he always gets the target and that’s crucial.

“As we saw in Villarreal vs. Atalanta, strikers’ attempts sometimes are off the target, it rarely happens with Cristiano.”

The 36-year-old joined Juventus in a €112m deal from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018 and scored 101 goals in 134 appearances over three seasons with the Old Lady.

He will return to Italy on November 2 when Atalanta host the Red Devils at the Gewiss Stadium in the Champions League Group F.

Del Piero is the best scorer in Juventus’ history as well as the player with the most appearances in a black and white shirt.

7 Comments on “Del Piero identifies ‘underrated’ Cristiano Ronaldo quality”

  1. Del Piero is not entirely correct with his submissions on this. Ronaldo’s shots were blocked by defenders at least 85% of the time, and the few that managed to not get blocked were mostly off-target. I love Alex, but he is wrong on this.

  2. He is very correct and cr7 is the highest goal scorer in history he is almost accurate…Messi fans

  3. Ronaldo has a great PR team. That’s what has set him apart from other top strikers of his generation. He’s a great striker, but he’s no GOAT. Just benefiting from the more open and fast game. You can see the numbers are better for strikers across the board (Lewa, Suarez etc.) but his media team knows how to hype him up

  4. He is the most professional player in the world, but last season he worked for himself and not for the team.
    Now is playing centre forward, but not with juventus.
    Sarri wanted him to play this position but he refused.
    Last season his goal was not to be injured to play in euro 2020

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