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Ronaldo aims for Champions League glory with Juventus

Ronaldo aims for Champions League glory with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is aiming for Champions League glory with Italian Champions Juventus.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has won Europe’s biggest club prize once with Manchester United and four times in the past five years at Real Madrid.

Ronaldo will join Dutch legend and current Cameroon boss Clarence Seedorf as only the second player to have lifted the trophy with three different clubs if he wins the title with Juve.

Ronaldo aims for Champions League glory with Juventus
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You have to go back 22 years ago to recall the last time Juventus defeated Ajax to win the Champions League.

Since then, they had lost five times in the final with the most recent one in 2017 when they were defeated 4-1 by Real Madrid at Cardiff – which saw Ronaldo bag a brace.

But now the Portuguese superstar is determined to fix that for his new club, although he warned his teammates to focus on the competition without “obsession.”

“I want to win the Champions League with Juve,” he told DAZN, via SportsKeeda.

“We’re going to focus on that, me and my team-mates, but no obsession. We’ll go step by step and then we’ll see if it’s this year, next year or in three years.

“The focus for this club is to win Serie A, the Coppa Italia and, of course, do our best in the Champions League.”

Ronaldo’s famous bicycle overhead kick in Real’s 3-0 over Juventus at Turin in last season’s Champions League quarter-final clash saw the home fans rise to their feet to applaud him.

Reflecting on this, Ronaldo admitted that touching moment stuck with him while making a final decision on whether to join Juventus.

“I can say the small details make a big difference at the end of the day. I would say what I saw in the stadium helped, to be honest,” he said.

“Unfortunately I scored that goal for my actual club, but this is the past. It was, in my opinion, the best goal in my career so far.

“Of course, when the people in the stadium started to applaud me, I was like, ‘wow.’ It surprised me a lot because this has never happened in my life. It was an unbelievable moment.”

Despite his status, Ronaldo is not expecting any prolonged special treatment from Juventus after making his debut in Saturday’s opening day 3-2 win at Chievo Verona in the Serie A.

“We work hard here, all the time. It’s never an easy day here,” he continued.

“I like the way they train, the mentality. It’s good, they are very, very professional so this is why I am enjoying it.”

Ronaldo added: “I didn’t expect to play at this club but things come naturally. As everyone knows, Juve is one of the best clubs in the world, so my decision was easy.

“Of course, Real Madrid, what I did there was unbelievable. I won everything at that club and have friends and family there but to move to this club was an easy decision.

“They did everything for me and gave me an opportunity. I want to make history at this club as well.”

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