Cristiano Ronaldo feels the need to complete four important missions before leaving Juventus at the end of this season. The future of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus continues to be speculated. The player has shown signs of being unhappy in recent weeks. This condition was exacerbated by Juventus, who certainly failed to win the Italian League for the 10th consecutive time. The Serie A championship trophy for the 2020-2021 season fell to Inter Milan, who confirmed it in the 34th Giornata.
Previously, I Bianconeri also failed miserably in the Champions League. They were stopped by FC Porto in the last 16. Ronaldo was also rumored to be leaving Juventus at the end of this season, even though his contract still has one more year left, aka until 2022. CR7 may leave, but he feels the need to complete some of his duties at Juventus before leaving Turin. Quoting Marca, Tuesday (4/5/2021), here are four missions that Ronaldo must complete at Juventus:
1. Deliver Juventus to the Champions League next season
Ronaldo’s first task is to qualify Juventus for the Champions League next season. It’s quite tough because they have to compete with Atalanta, AC Milan, and Napoli. Juventus is currently perched in third place in the Italian League standings with 69, equal to that of Atalanta in the runner-up position, and AC Milan in fourth.
2. The fifth trophy at Juventus
Ronaldo has so far lifted the trophy four times with Juventus since arriving in 2018. Also, read Udinese vs Juventus: Ronaldo is the savior, the Bianconeri wins when Inter is partying Ronaldo’s latest trophy with Juve is the Italian Supercoppa / Italian Super Cup which was won in January thanks to a 2-0 win over Napoli. However, the 36-year-old has the opportunity to add to his trophy collection to five with Juventus this season. The condition is that Juventus beat Atalanta in the Coppa Italia 2020-2021 final which is scheduled to roll on 19 May. 3. To be the top scorer in the top three European leagues Ronaldo has already felt like being the top scorer in the Premier League and the Spanish League, but he has never been a Capponannoniere of the Italian League.
3. To be the top scorer in the top three European leagues
In his first season (2018-2019), Ronaldo scored 21 goals, not more than Fabio Quagliarella (26 goals), Duvan Zapata (23 goals), and Krzysztof Piatek (22 goals). In 2019-2020, Ronaldo’s goal collection reached 31 in the Italian League, but it still lost to Ciro Immobile who recorded 36 goals. This season, Ronaldo leads the Serie A top scorer with 27 goals, six goals ahead of Inter Milan bomber Romelu Lukaku in second place. If Ronaldo ends the season as Capocannoniere, he will become the first player in history to top scorer in three of Europe’s top five leagues.
4. Score 100 goals for Juventus
Maybe this is the easiest mission for Ronaldo. The reason is, so far Portugal’s Ronaldo has contributed 99 goals for Juventus.
This means that the Portuguese superstar only needs to break through the opponent’s goal once to make his goal 100 at Juventus. Ronaldo will enter into the ranks of Juventus’ elite players who have a collection of 100 goals or more, such as Michel Platini (104 goals) and John Charles (105 goals).