Cristiano Ronaldo's goals may have helped Real Madrid lift four UEFA Champions League titles over the past five years, but a Juventus legend believes the superstar goes missing in big games.
The Portugal captain joined the Serie A giants in a club record deal, but is yet to score an official goal for his new side. He left Los Blancos as their record goalscorer, and is also the all-time leading goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League as well as for his national team.
However, former Juventus and Germany defender Jurgen Kohler has now questioned Ronaldo's ability to turn up on the big occasions.
"There are no two opinions about Ronaldo's qualities. He holds many records in Spain. He has managed to win the major trophies. You have to pay tribute to him," he told Sport1.
"However, I must say that you rarely see Ronaldo in the decisive matches. Then he goes on to score the goal to make it 4-1, with a penalty, and wants to be celebrated for it. But that's the way he is, too."
Kohler did, though, praise Ronaldo for his work ethic, which he believes sets the 33-year-old apart from his peers.
"I talked about him to a lot of people," he added.
"Everyone is fascinated because he also works a lot on the pitch. Only the true champions are willing to work more. That applies to Ronaldo. That's the difference between world-class players and the regulars."
Ronaldo is the only player to have scored in three different UEFA Champions League finals, but failed to score in Real's UCL final triumph over Liverpool last season. In addition, he is also yet to score in a knockout stage at a World Cup.
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