- Cristiano Ronaldo seems to have strong belief in his current club Juventus despite their Champions League exit
- The Portuguese striker has sent a very inspiring message to his team-mates
- Ronaldo says it is time for reflection at the club and that the team must embrace critical thinking
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Cristiano Ronaldo has urged his team-mates at Juventus to learn from their shortcomings this season so they can come back stronger as a unit when they return next season.
Cristiano Ronaldo's brace was not enough to help Juventus to the quarterfinal of this season's UEFA Champions League as French club Lyon edged the Italian champions courtesy the away-goal's rule.
Although the Old Lady won the second leg 2-1 on Friday night, August 7, it ended 2-2 on aggregates as Lyon won the first leg 1-0 before football was suspended due to the lockdown.
The club has also parted ways with manager Maurizio Sarri barely 24 hours after the Serie A champions were bundled out the Champions League last 16 by French side.
Despite winning the Serie A in the 2019/2020 season, Juventus had to claw their way to the title as they beat Inter Millan by a solitary point after suffering three defeats in their final five matches.
Notably, after winning consecutive League titles, the Juventus bosses were more intent on ending the 25-year drought in European glory and were more focused on the Champions League.
Ronaldo urged everyone at Juve to use the short off-season for "critical thinking" so that they can return to satisfy fans' expectations.
"The 2019-20 season is over for us, much later than usual but yet sooner than we expected," Ronaldo wrote on Instagram.
"Now it's time for reflection, time to analyse the ups and downs because critical thinking is the only way to improve.
"A huge club such as Juventus must always think like the best in the world, work like the best in the world, so that we can call ourselves one of the best and biggest clubs in the world.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's sister Elma has aimed at dig at his Juventus teammates after they narrowly missed qualification into quarter finals of the Champions League.
Ronaldo scored a brace in the match, one from a penalty kick to cancel out Memphis Depay's spot-kick, while the other was a screamer from outside of the 18-yard box.
Former Real Madrid star reveals how Mourinho almost 'killed' Ronaldo despite scoring a hat-trick In the end, CR7 buried his head in the grass after the referee blew the final whistle but his sister Elma was quick to come to his defence at the expense of his teammates.
"You did better than anyone, dear brother," Elma wrote on Instagram. "I’m proud to see you play and to see your dedication but unfortunately you can’t do everything alone."
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