TURIN, NETRALNEWS.COM - Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo continues to perform impressively despite already entering the twilight age for football players. It turns out that the secret of Ronaldo's success lies in his mentality.
The statement was expressed by former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri. He said Ronaldo's mental of steel had kept the Portuguese forward in consistent performance.
Ronaldo has entered the twilight age of footballers. Even so, the former Manchester United player still created impressive performance on the pitch at the age of 34.
Since leaving Real Madrid and joining Juventus in the 2018/2019 season, Ronaldo has continued to show quality as one of the top players, and has become one of the important figures helping La Vecchia Signora to retain the title.
This reaps praise from Allegri who had handled Ronaldo for a season. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has created a resounding record by scoring 21 goals in Serie A and 28 goals in all competitions.
Recently in the international arena, Ronaldo played an important role in Portugal's 5-1 victory over Lithuania in the 2020 European Cup qualifiers. In that match, CR7 was able to score four goals while making him the player with the most goals in the history of European Cup qualification.
"His strength is at mental level, he is 34 years old, he has won championships, European titles and won the Golden Boot, but he continues to push himself to make a difference," Allegri said, as quoted by Besoccer.
"This technique is fundamental to staying at a high level for years, but the difference is made by the brain and professionalism. If I choose between training Ronaldo or young talent, I would choose Ronaldo, without any doubt," continued the former AC Milan coach manager.