Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure cost Juventus points, according to the vice-chairman

Pavel Nedved, a Juventus great and current vice-chairman, has spoken up about Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, saying that the Bianconeri were rocked by the striker’s last-minute decision to go.

Ronaldo returned to Manchester United earlier this summer following three trophy-laden years with Juventus, but the 36-year-old waited until the end of the summer transfer window to complete his move, leaving the Bianconeri scurrying for replacements.

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The Bianconeri have yet to recuperate from the unexpected exit of the five-time Ballon d’Or winners, as evidenced by their terrible start to the season this time around.

Pavel Nedved twitted:  “We lost a few points, even for Ronaldo’s departure at the last minute. The team was shaken, they were used to playing with one of the strongest players in the world. He scored 30 goals. Now Allegri is rearranging the team, he is doing it very well.”

Nedved told DAZN: “We evaluate the season in the end. It is early days, I think the team was rather shaken by the last-minute exit of Ronaldo, which is understandable after three years of being used to a certain approach, and Allegri had to readjust the team.”

“He is getting there, but the timing was unhelpful and cost us quite a few points. The coach has a very long contract and all the time he needs, he is trying with different players and systems to find the right balance.”

“The objective is not just the Champions League, it is also Serie A and trying to finish as high as possible. There’s the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa, which we won last season, and two trophies isn’t bad going.”

The Bianconeri, who rehired Max Allegri as the manager to straighten things up, are now in seventh place in Serie A, with 21 points from 13 games, 11 points behind table-toppers Napoli.

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