What's next for Ronaldo in Juventus

Next Juventus bankruptcy: Italy's press attacks Cristiano Ronaldo

Bad times for Cristiano Ronaldo. The multiple world footballer plays a mixed season. And is now blamed for the fact that Juventus Turin may miss the Champions League qualification.

Juventus Turin is in one of its worst crises in years. After the clear 3-0 defeat against AC Milan, Juve threatens to miss the Champions League qualification. Due to the bankruptcy, the Italian series champion slipped to fifth place.

The press in Italy has already identified the main culprit: superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. With the defeat against Milan, Juve's giants would fall, and above all their biggest: Ronaldo, wrote the "Corriere dello Sport". The 36-year-old has shown a number of bad performances this season, especially when Juve needed him.

Untypical for the repeated world footballer: He has only scored two goals in the last five league games. His overall balance for the season, however: 27 goals in 31 games.

In the home defeat against Milan, Ronaldo was "non-existent" on the field, according to the "Gazzetta dello Sport". But it is also clear that the Portuguese cannot always turn the game alone at the last minute, as in the previous week in the 2-1 away win against Udinese Calcio.

Lack of willpower and quality in an "embarrassing game": this is how the newspaper "Tuttosport" assessed Ronaldo's appearance. "He already seems to be somewhere else," speculated the paper further with a view to circulating rumors about a possible change. Recently, there has been constant speculation about a return to Real Madrid, where Cristiano Ronaldo played from 2009 to 2018.