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Former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has said that Cristiano Ronaldo stands out from everyone else he has worked with because of his mindset and drive to succeed.
Ronaldo recently scored his 750th career goal, while playing in his 1,000th game earlier this year. But even at 35 and nearing the end of his playing days, Ronaldo is still as good as ever and has already averaged more than one goal per game for Juventus this season.
Allegri was in charge of Juve when Ronaldo arrived from Real Madrid in 2018. The former boss has worked with many elite stars and series winners during his coaching career at the highest level, but has chosen Ronaldo as a cut above the rest.
Part of that is that Ronaldo is never satisfied with what he has accomplished and always wants to do more, even if he is already legitimately one of the best players of all time.
“I had a lot of strong players, with a strong mentality. Defenders like [Giorgio] Chiellini and [Alessandro] Nesta, midfielders like [Gennaro] Gattuso and [Clarence] Seedorf and forwards alike [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic and [Cristiano] Ronaldo, ”said Allegri. The times.
“Ronaldo is the best player in mentality. Ronaldo has a different head for everyone. He has won five Ballons d’Or, five Champions League and a European Championship for Portugal, and that is very difficult, and it is always he who makes the difference. Each year has a new goal ”.
Ronaldo will turn 36 in February. But while most players his age would be thinking about ending their careers, or might even be retired, it has often been suggested that the former Manchester United star could play into his 40s and possibly beyond.
In 2019, Ronaldo commented that he will continue to play until his body can no longer handle the elite level.
“Several years ago, the age of playing soccer was 30-32, but now, those who are 40 years old play on the field. The moment my body no longer responds in the correct way on the field, then it will be time to go, “he told a conference in Dubai.
“My success in my field is the result of hard work and a way of life. I continually work to improve my physical and mental abilities. I aspire to continue my studies after retiring from football ”.