- Cristiano Ronaldo is being admired by former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri
- The 34-year-old has recorded several career successes with Man United, Real Madrid and Juventus
- Allegri spent five years with the Bianconeri and won five Serie A titles before stepping down
Cristiano Ronaldo's mentality has been described as the reason for his success by former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner ended his nine-year romance with Real Madrid when he joined Juventus under the tutelage of the Italian boss.
And the 34-year-old scored 21 Serie A goals which saw the Bianconeri lift their eighth consecutive title and Ronaldo added seven more in all competitions.
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The Portuguese star has been on top of his game winning three Premier League titles with Man United as well as four Champions League trophies with Real Madrid, including the Euro 2016 tournament.
And the former AC Milan manager has revealed what makes Ronaldo different from other players he has coached.
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"His strength is on a mental level," said Allegri. "He is 34 years old, he has won championships, European titles and golden balls but he continues to give himself important stimuli that make the difference.
"The technique is fundamental to stay at high levels for many years, but the difference is made by the head and the professionalism. If I prefer to coach Ronaldo or a young talent? Ronaldo, without a doubt."
Allegri who left the Turin outfit at the end of last season was replaced by ex-Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, insisted he has no regrets parting ways with the club after five years.
Allegri added: "I have absolutely not regretted the choice made with Juventus, things must not be forced.
"After five years it was time to take a break, perhaps the president had understood it before me."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Lionel Messi has revealed that he has no intention of leaving Barcelona anytime soon but they have to continue to win.
The terms in the 32-year-old contract's was recently revealed and a clause in his deal could allow him leave as a free agent at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.
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