Turin (Italy), August 28
While Lionel Messi’s future stays a significant query in world soccer, longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo has professed his full dedication to Juventus coming into the third season of a four-year contract with the Italian membership.
“As I’m preparing for my third season as a bianconero, my spirit and ambition are as excessive as ever,” Ronaldo wrote on Instagram on Thursday.
“Goals. Victories. Commitment. Dedication. Professionalism. With all my (strength) and with the precious help from my teammates and all of the Juventus staff, we work once again to conquer Italy, Europe and the World!”
While the 35-year-old Ronaldo has helped Juventus win Serie A in every of his two seasons in Turin, he has not been capable of lead the crew to its said aim of successful the Champions League.
The Bianconeri have been eradicated by Lyon within the spherical of 16 this yr after dropping to Ajax within the quarterfinals throughout Ronaldo’s first season in Turin.
“Breaking records. Overcoming obstacles. Winning titles and achieving personal goals. To do more and better once and again. To reach higher and to succeed in all challenges that may come our way,” wrote Ronaldo, who scored 37 objectives in 46 matches throughout all competitions for Juventus final season.
Serie A is scheduled to begin on September 19.
“Making yearly into an journey higher than the one earlier than and successful every part for our followers and supporters,” Ronaldo added.
“To be the bearers of this superb and distinctive ardour that’s Juventus, and to stay as much as it is historical past, elevating our identify, our values and our requirements as excessive as doable.”
With Messi having advised Barcelona this week that he needs to depart the membership, there was hypothesis in Italy that the Argentina standout might revive his rivalry with Ronaldo by becoming a member of Inter Milan. However, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are broadly seen as Messi’s probably locations. AP