‘Cristiano is back is the most important thing’, Ronaldo says after scoring brace for Juventus against Spezia two days after recovering from COVID-19


Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo excited to be back in action as that is what matters most to him by scoring a brace against Spezia two days after recovering from COVID-19.

The superstar had earlier in the week expressed doubt in the COVID-19 swab test after his result returned positive thrice before being given all clae on Thurday.

He made an instant impact on the pitch just three minutes into the game after coming on for Paulo Dybala. Ronaldo used the space in the center forward after receiving a pass from Alvaro Morata to give Juve a 2-1 lead in the Serie A clash played over the weekend.

Ronaldo celebrates goal against Spezia

The Portuguese captain will later complete his brace from the penalty spot after Federico Chiesa was felled in the box to help Juve to a 4-1 win over the hosts.

“I have been stationary. I had no symptoms and I felt good. Today I went back to doing what I like, playing football.

“Serie A is a competitive league. Milan are doing a great job, as well as Lazio and Napoli. We have to work hard, but we are growing,” Ronaldo told Sky Sport.

When asked about his frustration while he was in isolation, Ronaldo refused to comment on his recent statements about the test to detect Covid, adding that he is back to doing what he knows how to do best.

“Cristiano is back this is the most important thing,” the Portuguese ace concluded.

Ronaldo helped Juventus to a win against Spezia after COVID-19 isolation

Also speaking, Juventus coach, Andrea Pirlo stated that the Champions had a good game’ against Spezia, adding that there is still room for improvement.

“We played a good game, we should close it in the first half, we created a lot. If you don’t do it you risk against any opponent.

“We wanted to win it and Ronaldo helped us,” the Old Lady’s boss told Sky Sport after the game.

Ronaldo gets a shake from Prilo after scoring against Spezia

He admitted that they were waiting for the Portuguese star to return to action, knowing his capability. He eventually came to the team’s rescue meeting all expectation.

“We changed our system little bit, we knew Arthur would have been more free to play a little behind. Ronaldo is improving and we were waiting for him.

“Both him and [Paulo] Dybala are improving, let’s see how everyone feels in the coming days.

“We always play with four defenders in the defensive phase. I had these players available, when everyone will be back we’ll see how we can play but the setting will be the same.

“We are improving, some players are coming back from injuries and we’ll have time to work on our ideas.

“Slowly, we’ll see in games those situations that we are preparing during trainings. We need to pick up the players between the lines, once we do it, we only need to think about attacking their area.

“I’m trying to simplify the defensive phase with two tight lines, we need to be more aggressive once we lose the ball, it’s less tiring to run five meters ahead rather than trackback for 70 meters.”


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