‘We have to tell each other the truth, we played s***’: Cristiano Ronaldo BLASTS his Juventus team-mates during Champions League humiliation vs Porto in previously unseen footage from the dressing room
- Cristiano Ronaldo unleashed his fury on his Juve team-mates, footage shows
- The Old Lady suffered a humiliating Champions League exit to Porto last season
- Amazon Prime footage reveals Ronaldo, 36, blasting his team-mates at half time
- Ronaldo says ‘we played s***” and that his old side needed to show ‘personality’
Cristiano Ronaldo was unable to contain his fury with his Juventus team-mates during the Italians’ Champions League capitulation against Porto, as revealed by Amazon Prime’s new ‘All or Nothing’ series.
The 36-year-old could not rescue his side from an embarrassing last-16 exit to their Portuguese rivals last season, with Sergio Oliveira at the heart of an historic result in Turin.
Now, behind-the-scenes footage from half time of the second leg has revealed a fascinating insight into Ronaldo’s standing in the Juventus dressing room.
New footage has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo blasting his Juventus team-mates last season
Juventus were dumped out of the Champions League by Porto at the last-16 stage last term
Trailing 1-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate, Ronaldo unleashed a damning rebuke on his team-mates as they saw their chances of European glory slipping away from them.
He screamed: ‘We have to work harder. What the f***! We didn’t play at all! Nothing!’
Former Chelsea star Juan Cuadrado intervened: ‘Don’t worry’, before Ronaldo said: ‘We played s***, always!’
Cuadrado replied: ‘You must be an example for everyone’, and Ronaldo acknowledged the Colombian’s comment.
Trailing 1-0 at half time in the second leg, Ronaldo was unable to contain his anger
The Portuguese and Juan Cuadrado bickered before former boss Andrea Pirlo intervened
Ronaldo was unable to rescue Juventus from a chastening Champions League exit last season
‘I’m included too,’ he said. ‘We have to tell each other the truth, we played s***. This is a Champions League match, we need to have personality.’
Former Juve boss Andrea Pirlo then called for calm, before giving a half time team talk that ultimately failed to inspire a second half turnaround.
‘That’s enough, let’s go. That’s enough, Cri. That’s enough, Juan,’ he said. ‘We have to be calm and patient. We will continue in this spirit, but without arguing, with the posture of someone who wants to win.’
Amazon have previously filmed similar ‘All or Nothing’ series with Tottenham and Manchester City, and their documentary with Juventus has shone a light on a miserable final season in Turin for Ronaldo.
The Old Lady slipped to a fourth place finish as Inter Milan ended their Serie A dominance, to accompany a terrible showing in the Champions League.
The 36-year-old left Turin last summer to seal a sensational return to Manchester United
He has scored 10 goals in 13 starts but United are languishing in eighth in the top flight
The series often showed that Leonardo Bonucci was the most vocal presence in the Juventus dressing room, with Ronaldo happy to take a back seat while the Italian spoke, until the club’s humiliation in Europe triggered the Portuguese into action.
Ronaldo waved goodbye to Italy last summer to seal a stunning return to Manchester United in a £19.4million switch.
While the 36-year-old has struck 10 goals in 13 starts for the Red Devils, United have endured a poor start to the campaign, resulting in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking.
Former Schalke and RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick has agreed a six-month deal to take charge on an interim basis, before taking up a two-year consultancy role at Old Trafford.