From parking his car to a scoring at training, a former Juventus superstar says that Cristiano Ronaldo always wants to be first at everything that he does, claiming that the Portuguese star's competitive edge makes him an ideal fit for the Serie A giants.
Claudio Marchisio brought an end to his 25-year relationship with the Bianconeri, following the mutual termination of his contract prior to the 2018/19 season, and subsequently joined Russian Premier League outfit Zenit Saint Petersburg.
In detailing Ronaldo's extreme will-to-win, the former Italy international, who spent 13 years with the Juve first-team, revealed how the former Manchester United and Real Madrid talisman always wants to be first at everything he does.
"He (Cristiano Ronaldo) is competitive in everything," he told Tuttosport.
"He always wants to be the first, whether it’s parking the car or competition of shots on goal in the match or in the gym.
"He is a monster of will and professionalism, an absolute example that perhaps can only be found in Juventus.
"The club is most similar to him in attitude and his mentality.
"They are reflected in the common and maniacal desire to win and to organize every detail to succeed."
Having only played against Ronaldo in an official encounter, Marchisio labelled Ronaldo a "phenomenon" and revelled with joy at having had the opportunity to share a pitch with the 34-year-old.
"On the pitch, I met him more as an opponent.
"He is just a phenomenon and I am proud of the fact that in his museum in Madeira, there is a jersey of mine which we exchanged after the match at the Santiago Bernabeu.”
Ronaldo has made a total of 42 appearances for Juve in his debut season, while finding the back of the net on 28 occasions and being on hand to register a further 13 assists.
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