Albiol says Ronaldo will not manage 40 goals in Italy
Napoli's defender and ex-Real Madrid man, Raul Albiol has said that it will be difficult for Cristiano Ronaldo to score 40 odd goals in the Serie A. Interestingly, CR7 netted in 40+ goals season after season in Spain. Ever since joining Real Madrid in 2009, Ronaldo has remained the most prolific goal-scorer in the world, with several records under his belt.
Details of Albiol's comments
Albiol said it will not be easy for Ronaldo to score 40 goals this season because the Italian style of football is more defensive than its Spanish counterpart. He also joked that he hopes Ronaldo doesn't manage the feat as it would make matters more difficult for Napoli. Albiol pointed out that despite starting slow last season, Ronaldo had ended up with 44 goals.
Ronaldo's transfer saga to Juventus
Just after winning the 2017-18 Champions League, Ronaldo had raised eyebrows when he said, in an interview, he 'had' a great time playing for Real Madrid. What followed were transfer speculations, which ultimately turned out to be true. It was announced that the Portuguese megastar would move to Italian champions Juventus for €100 million. Ronaldo said he was eager for the new challenge.
The numerous goal-scoring records broken by CR7
Ronaldo has scored 451 goals for Real Madrid in 438 appearances. He has received the European Golden Shoe on 4 occasions. Further, he is also the first player ever to score 50 goals or more in six successive seasons. Ronaldo is Real Madrid's record goal-scorer, and also UEFA Champions League's highest scorer ever. Ronaldo's umpteen records prove he is one of the GOATs.
Ronaldo's performance analysis at Juventus till now
Ronaldo is yet to open his account at Juventus, having played three matches so far. He has taken 23 shots but has failed to convert any. The fact that people question him if he goes just 3 matches, without a goal, is a testament to the expectations from him. Though Italy is defensive and he is 33, we can never write Cristiano Ronaldo off.