Former Juventus striker David Trezeguet admits Cristiano Ronaldo has had ‘problems’ with some of his Juventus teammates and reveals selling Kingsley Coman was the club’s ‘biggest mistake.’
Trezeguet is the best foreign scorer in the history of Juventus, and, in 2018, he became the club’s Brand ambassador, a role he officially left last week.
“I want to reintroduce myself in the world of football, there are many young coaches and directors and I think we are at the beginning of a generational change,” the Frenchman told La Gazzetta dello Sport, explaining the reason why he left Juventus.
During the interview, he admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo had had issues with some of his teammates in Turin.
“It was the best signing from the club, nobody expected that,” said Trezeguet.
“There have been some problems with his teammates, and you could see that, but he’s scored 100 goals.
“I think nobody has been able to manage him as Zinedine Zidane, perhaps there has been a lack of dialogue at Juventus at some point.
“One coach can tell a player: ‘Look at this game, you walked for 90 minutes and you must help me win the games.’
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“There are players you don’t want to have against because they make you win the matches. Ronaldo is one of them, Dybala as well. Some of the others, with all the respect due, not as much.”
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in a €112m move in 2018.
He has one year left in his contract with the Bianconeri and according to several reports, he could leave the club in the summer.
However, new Juventus’ Director of Football Federico Cherubini has claimed there are ‘no signals’ that CR7 wants to leave Juventus in the summer.
Trezeguet, a former France striker, also admitted the Serie A giants got it wrong when they sold Kingsley Coman to Bayern Munich in 2015.
“It was their biggest mistake,” the 43-year-old said.
Coman had joined the Bianconeri as a free agent from PSG in 2014. He spent only one season in Turin, scoring one goal in 22 appearances with the Old Lady.