An ex-Real Madrid striker has claimed that Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo plays only for himself, saying the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has "always been a bit selfish".
The Portuguese forward has scored 23 goals in 27 appearances under Bianconeri manager Andrea Pirlo, but former Los Blancos attacker Antonio Cassano feels he is running into problems under the Italian tactician's playing system.
Following Juve's 2-1 away loss to Porto in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash on Wednesday night, Cassano suggested that Ronaldo is deteriorating and that he is having less of an impact on European matches, in particular.
"I have always said, even though he is a phenomenon and has scored a billion goals, that with Andrea Pirlo's idea of football, he could run into difficulties," he told Christian Vieri on Twitch, according to Goal.
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"He scores a goal per game, it's true, but he struggles with Andrea's idea. He's always been a bit selfish, he doesn't give a damn about others scoring goals.
"He's the kind of player that lives to score, not for the game, for the great match. He lives to score and in this moment the situation is getting worse. The years pass for everyone and he is having difficulties.
"The paradox is that Juventus have bought a player who has won five Champions Leagues, but has so many difficulties in the Champions League.
"This is because, since (Maurizio) Sarri, Juventus are trying to show a style that is different to its history. It's clear that Pirlo must be judged in four or five years, but Juventus want everything immediately."