Cassano: 'Cristiano will score at least 40 goals'
- Ex-Italy international believes Juve have the Scudetto title at least until 2020
- Ronaldo will become top scorer in the league, but Messi is still better
Antonio Cassano said on the Portuguese arrival: "It goes without saying now, Juventus have the Scudetto sewn up until 2022. CR7 will score at least 40 goals, while I only see Inter behind the Bianconeri.
"Juventus did a great deal by signing the second best player in the world. Of course, I still consider Lionel Messi to be the best, as I even named my son after him. Ronaldo will repay Juve not just in goals and results, but also in economic terms. I know Real Madrid well and all that counts, even for Florentino Perez, is the club. When the time came, they dumped the Brazilian Ronaldo and David Beckham, so I’m not surprised they treated Cristiano like that too.
Cristiano Ronaldo "Why did I choose Juventus? Because it's a great club. It's a team that I have followed ever since I was a kid. A team that I liked & hoped to play for one day. I am at one of the most important clubs in the world. It's beautiful to be here & I'm very happy." pic.twitter.com/4VgW1qHa6F— Tarek Khatib (@ADP1113) August 11, 2018
“CR7 is made for Juve. He’s like an extra-terrestrial in terms of fitness, as he loves hard work and never takes his foot off the gas. I’m sure he’ll get along well with Allegri, as Max is extraordinary when dealing with champions. Having said that, I don’t think Juve are the favourites to win the Champions League, as I’d give that to Barcelona.
"Ronaldo will be Capocannoniere, with Gonzalo Higuain and Edin Dzeko on the podium. I’d put Mauro Icardi fourth in the list. I do believe Gonzalo could’ve played with Ronaldo, because he is effectively a copy of Karim Benzema and it won’t be easy to find a role for Paulo Dybala now.
"As for Roma, I don’t believe Dzeko can play with Patrik Schick, because Schick doesn’t belong out wide. In Eusebio Di Francesco’s 4-3-3 formation, there is only room for one of them. Icardi scores a great deal, and that’s important for a striker, but goals are his only contribution. In terms of overall quality, I prefer Dzeko to him. It’ll be interesting to see what Dries Mertens does, as Maurizio Sarri had prepared a custom-made role for him at Napoli."
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