Ronaldo wasn't swayed by Juventus' overhead kick ovation

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Cristiano Ronaldo did not decide to join Juventus after receiving a standing ovation for the overhead kick he scored for Real Madrid at Allianz Stadium.

The ex-Roma and AC Milan forward told Gazzetta dello Sport: "It goes without saying now, Juventus have the Scudetto sewn up until 2022".

With that in mind, the footballer revealed the moment where he decided that playing for the Bianconeri could be a good choice. It was awesome, that had never happened to me before.

The 33-year-old said shortly after his move that Juve supporters' reaction to the goal he scored on an acrobatic overhead kick in the Champions League quarterfinal in April taught him they had an appreciation for quality football.

"We've met Juventus on a couple of occasions in recent years and I've always had the feeling that Italian fans liked Cristiano".

The Portuguese captain said he chose to play for the Turin club because it was a great club and since he was a child, he has been hoping to one-day play for Juve.

"I know Real Madrid well and all that counts, even for Florentino Perez, is the club".

'I felt surprised at the beginning. I do not say that it was the [reason for signing] but it helped to see that people appreciated me.

"It's the biggest club in Italy, one of the best in the world, so it was an easy decision, as Juve are an unbelievable club".

"My priority is to do my best, be professional, try to make the team even better", he said.

Ronaldo has been at the top of the world game for over a decade now, but feels there is still plenty for him to achieve as he prepares to open an exciting new chapter. "I played for many years at Manchester United and Real Madrid, now is a new adventure, but I want to always keep the same working method and ethic, helping the team to achieve our goals".

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