- Cristiano Ronaldo has been described as the future of the Serie A giants Juventus by his manager Massimiliano Allegri
- The 34-year-old was signed by Juventus last summer with the hopes he can win the Champions League for the club
- But according to Allegri, having Ronaldo in his team, does not guarantee Juventus the Champions League title after they were knocked out of the competition by Ajax
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has described Cristiano Ronaldo as the future of the Serie A giants despite their exit from the Champions League earlier this week.
Ronaldo was signed by Juventus last summer and many thought the Serie A club made the deal in an attempt to win the Champions League.
But according to Allegri, having Ronaldo in his team, does not guarantee Juventus the Champions League title.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of Juventus clash against Fiorentina on Saturday, April 20, which could see his club lift an eight consecutive Serie A title, Allegri said: "I always said that with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, there was no mathematical assurance of winning the Champions League.
"Football is not a science. What's been written about Ronaldo confirms that his arrival at Juve did not guarantee us the Champions League.
“Look at Barcelona, who are back in the semifinals this year after four seasons and they've got Messi. There are lots of components to football.
"If we only win the league, it still means we've had a great season."
Following the loss to Ajax in midweek, there has been speculation that Ronaldo may be unhappy at Juventus and is plotting to leave the club next summer.
But Allegri has rubbish the claims with the Portuguese star set to start for Juventus against Fiorentina.
He said: "Ronaldo's had a great season and he'll play tomorrow.
"He's the future of Juventus; an extraordinary player and he'll have another great season next year.
"He's calm and disappointed like we all are because we're out of the Champions League, and we would have liked to have won it.
“But football is made of joy and sadness."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Juventus who haven’t won in Europe since 1996, were knocked out of this season's Champions League by Ajax in the quarter-finals.
The Dutch side will face Tottenham in the last four while the other semifinal sees Barcelona face Liverpool.
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