Ronaldo: Juve changed for better

Cristiano Ronaldo believes Juventus have changed for the better under Maurizio Sarri. “We’ve improved, I’m very happy with how things are going.”

Ronaldo has scored five goals in Juve’s first nine competitive games with Sarri at the helm, and the Portuguese is enjoying having the shackles taken off.

“We’ve changed with Sarri to improve,” he said at a Press conference for tomorrow’s Champions League clash with Lokomotiv Moscow.

“I have more freedom. We’ve changed a lot, we’re improving and there are still things to fix but I’m very happy.

“We did a great job with Allegri, but with Sarri we’ve improved. My position has changed a but.

“I always try to occupy the areas on the pitch where I feel best. I like to have freedom of movement.

“We must fight to assert ourselves again in the League and try to win the Champions League.

“This is our objective. Collective results are important. As for the Ballon d’Or, I have nothing to say about it.

“It’s not important whether I win it or not. If there are individual awards, it’ll be the result of results with the team.

“Now we have a match to play, I’m thinking about that and nothing else. I like what he asks us to do on the field.

“Compared to the past, we’re creating more chances. We’re having great possession and we move around differently.

“I’m very happy with how things are going with the new Coach. I’m satisfied and happy with what we’re doing.”

Ronaldo recently made history when he scored his 700th career goal, but he also suggested his career could be winding down.

“Seven-hundred goals are already in the past. Now we must immediately think about what’s to come. Like I said before, personal records aren’t the most important thing.

“I want to win with Juventus and Portugal. Age isn’t important to me, it’s just a number.

“I’ll keep going for as long as I feel like I can do what I want. As for my teammates, we’re a great team, where everyone makes themselves ready for when the Coach needs them.

“I enjoy playing with my teammates. They’re all very strong. Dybala showed he could score goals when he was called into question before.

“It’s also happened with Higuain, but it doesn’t matter. We all must be ready.”

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