“To clarify, Ronaldo told me to stay at Juventus,” said Allegri, who had to answer several questions at a press conference about Ronaldo’s form and state of mind the day before Juventus’ first game of the new season against Udinese.
“He always trained well and was always available. I read rumors in the newspapers, but he never told us he wanted to leave,” Allegri added.
Last season’s top scorer in Italy with 29 goals was spared and did not play on Thursday against the young team of Juventus, which was the last check before the start of the season, but he is “available” for the start of Serie A.
Ronaldo himself issued a long message this week in which he denied his possible return to Real Madrid, but did not explicitly confirm that he would stay at Juventus in order to honor his fourth and final year of contract.
Rumors of his departure began to recur again after Juventus ’new failure in the Champions League and elimination in the round of 16, as in the previous season.
“Juventus, as every year, wants to win all competitions,” said Allegri, who returned to the club after two years and after the unsuccessful “Pirlo” experiment in which Juve lost the Scudetto for the first time since 2012.
“Let’s go step by step and first win the match in Udine,” said Allegri, who won the title five times with Juventus (2015 to 2019).
The Udinese Juventus match will be played tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.