Juventus manager Max Allegri has expressed his satisfaction with Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance in the 2-0 win against Lazio. The former Real Madrid player left the Spanish capital for Juventus this summer.
The title holders got off to a thumping start to this season as they registered two wins in the first two matches. It hasn’t been a smooth sailing for the Bianconeri’s but the Italian giants are eyeing an eighth straight Scudetto.
There were a lot of expectations on Ronaldo who made his debut in front of the home crowd for the first time this season. Ronaldo had to return empty handed as his side defeated Lazio with goals from Miralem Pjanic and Mario Mandzukic. But he did contribute to the winning cause as he set up Mario Mandzukic’s goal.
Allegri said, “We rushed things a bit at the start. There was a risk that we could get ahead of ourselves with all the excitement among the fans around Cristiano’s home debut. We needed to show a bit more patience.
“At times our play is too frenetic and at others we go to sleep, but we need to move the ball more quickly when the opposition tire.
“That said, we will improve and I’m pleased because this is an important win in our first match against a direct rival.
“It wasn’t easy to play against Lazio given their counter-attack, but the two centre-backs did well. I’m delighted with how Ronaldo is settling in.”