Zlatan Ibrahimovic has questioned Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus move and says it is not a challenge.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic does not believe Cristiano Ronaldo transferred himself to Juventus in order to pursue a new challenge. The Swedish International pointed out that the Old Lady were already a big club and says he should have joined any other club in order to push the traveling bus.
Some weeks earlier, the former Manchester United forward said the same. But, he has now reiterated and clarified about Ronaldo’s move by quoting that the move to Juventus does not include any challenge but did not point out at the transfer.
Zlatan’s thoughts on Ronaldo’s move to Juve? 🧐
‘It’s not a challenge for him.’ 👀 pic.twitter.com/lbFqsCOWVZ
— Goal (@goal) February 14, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus – the right move? 💰
Zlatan Ibrahimovic really isn’t sure 👀https://t.co/KlJVea2ScR
— Goal News (@GoalNews) February 14, 2019
“I didn’t say his transfer wasn’t great,”
“I said that it wasn’t a challenge to join Juventus. It’s not a challenge to go to one of the best teams in the world.
“Maybe it depends on what you mean by challenge. For me, a challenge is joining a team and taking them far. That’s a challenge.” said Zlatan.
🗣 “For me, a challenge is joining a team and taking them far. That’s a challenge.”
😳 Shots fired. pic.twitter.com/zI80aU3FAR
— SPORF (@Sporf) February 15, 2019
Since Cristiano Ronaldo has moved to Juventus, their stock has risen up nearly double. His impact can be seen on and off the pitch. The Portuguese International has scored 19 goals this term and has helped his club in the marketing department also.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 16, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo: After another goal and assist vs Frosinone last night, Ronaldo is not only top of the scoring charts in Serie A (19), but no player has registered more assists either (8 – level with Suso). pic.twitter.com/DFYSCPEAeP
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) February 16, 2019
Zlatan clearly pinpoints that department and has said that there is a growth in the Italian top division.
“In any case, it’s a great signing for Italian football because thanks to him, my second home of Serie A has grown,”
Earlier this week, two of Zlatan’s last two clubs went head-to-head. It was Thomas Tuchel’s side who came out on top away from home by beating the Red Devils 2-0. The Swedish International has said that the tournament is open and is hoping for one of his former clubs to lift this European accolade.
“This year is very open. There isn’t a team who are better than all the others or a favourite. Maybe one of my old teams will win: PSG, Manchester United, Juve or Barcelona,” Ibrahimovic added.
“Unfortunately Inter have been eliminated, while Milan aren’t there. There are four teams and I hope one of them win it.”
Despite these claims from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it is impossible to write off the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Manchester City who look to be strong favourites this year too.