Cristiano Ronaldo: Juve boss Pirlo hails Ronaldo's hard work ahead of Napoli clash

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juve boss Pirlo hails Ronaldo's hard work ahead of Napoli clash

Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to arrive training and the last to leave

- Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo revealed this development during a pre-match conference

- The Old Lady will hope they can get back into winning ways after last weekend's 2-2 draw vs Roma

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Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo has not stopped working hard even at the age of 35.

The forward has already found the back of the net three times and provided one assist in his first two Serie A appearances for the Old Lady.

In fact, his brace helped Juve avoid defeat against Roma as the two sides shared the spoils at the end of the encounter last weekend.

The 41-year-old manager is now hoping that the Portugal international can maintain his astonishing form for the club.

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Especially when they welcome high-flying Napoli to the Allianz Stadium on Sunday, October 4 as they chase their tenth straight league title.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juve boss Pirlo hails Ronaldo's hard work ahead of Napoli clash

Cristiano Ronaldo exchanging pleasantries with his manager Pirlo after draw vs Roma. Getty Images
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Pirlo, ahead of his game against Gennaro Gattuso's men later today told the media during his news conference:

"Ronaldo works very hard. He is the first to come to training and the last to go home.
"He brings enthusiasm, you can notice it on the pitch as well. He started the season really well, I hope he will keep doing like this until the end of the season.

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"I wish he'll score one or two goals every game. He is really important for us. In Rome we were a man down and he helped a lot until the end of the game. He is an example for everyone."
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Meanwhile, Pirlo equally reacted to Juve's Champions League pairings, saying they have very good opponents.

"We are in a very good group. It's always great to face Barcelona because it brings more responsibilities and attention to our players," he said.
"We know we'll play lot of games, but I think it is good that we'll play the first game in Kyiv. In October it's less cold than December there, maybe we'll not play in the snow then." earlier reported that Juventus' vice-chairman, Pavel Nedved has branded Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the best in the world.

Both superstars will renew their rivalry this new Champions League season having being paired in the same group after the draws.

The Old Lady are in the game group with Barca Dynamo Kyiv and Ferencvaros as the competition kicks off on October 20.

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