Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo: Cafu issues Serie A warning to Juve star

The former Brazil international believes that the Portugal captain will be a success in Italy but that he will take some time to adapt to a new league.

El jugador portugués de la Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Heino Kalis Reuters

Former Brazil international Cafu, who spent nine years in Serie A with Roma and AC Milan, has said that Cristiano Ronaldo will take some time to find his best form in Italy’s top flight following his 117m move from Real Madrid last summer.

The Canarinha’s most-capped player of all time said that Ronaldo adds some star power to Serie A but will find it difficult at first to adapt to the demands of a division other than LaLiga: “Ronaldo will put the spotlight on Serie A, but he will suffer a little at first,” Cafu said during an interview with A Bola. “It’s a tougher competition than LaLiga , in terms of the contrast in teams and in physical contact.

"Ronaldo will continue to be Ronaldo"

Ronaldo has three goals and five assists in six Serie A matches to date and Cafu is under no doubt that the Portuguese will impose himself on Italy’s top flight as he did the Premier League and LaLiga: “Ronaldo will continue to be Ronaldo. He is the best player in the world and he will bring a lot of joy to Serie A.”

Serie A

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1Juventus 21 7 0 0
2Nápoles 15 5 0 2
3Fiorentina 13 4 1 2
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*Update 3 de octubre de 2018