Cristiano Ronaldo has made Juventus worse since signing from Real Madrid, Italian legend Antonio Cassano has laimed.
Ronaldo, 35, joined the Serie A champions in 2018 as the European giants set their sights on winning a first Champions League title since 1996.
And while the Portuguese superstar has netted a sensational 90 goals in 117 games for Juventus, European glory continues to allude them.
But that hasn’t impressed Cassano in the slightest.
“Juventus signed him to win the Champions League, but they’ve done worse with him than they’ve done before,” he told Corriere dello Sport.
“They’d also won the Scudetto [Serie A title] without him. I think he’s been a failure.
“It’s been a mistake [pitting Ronaldo and Pirlo together]. Juve have only been interested in winning for 120 years, but [Maurizio] Sarri and Pirlo tried to change their identity.
“They’ve tried to improve their style of play rather than win. Cristiano just doesn’t work in the same way as Andrea.
“He’ll keep scoring goals because he knows how to do that no matter what. He’ll cut in from the left, get the ball on his right foot and fire it in.
“But Pirlo wants to build the play, pressure the opposition and play between the lines, and this means Cristiano doesn’t participate much.
“I think Cristiano has done terribly over the last three years.”