Newly released footage shows the moment Cristiano Ronaldo and Juan Cuadrado clash in the Juventus dressing room, with the Italian team fighting to save their Champions League campaign.
New Amazon Prime Documentary, All or nothing: Juventus, Ronaldo himself has already given fans a lot of insight into the club’s inner workings.
However, Chelsea’s past is one of exceptional exchanges involving the Portuguese star in a conversation with Cuadrado.
The event took place in last season’s Champions League last-16 tie, when Andrea Pirlo’s side tried to overcome Porto’s 2-1 first-leg deficit.
However, after Sergio Oliveira took the lead in the 19th minute from the venue, the second leg at Juೆಸ್rez Allianz Stadium started horribly for the hosts.
Following a 3-1 half-time break, the following exchange took place between CR7 and Colombian International.
Tense exchange between Quadrado and CR7 for Juventus Puerto half-time:
Cristiano Ronaldo: “We’re playing shit again!”
Cuadrado: “Calm, you should be an example to all.”
CR7: “We don’t play anything. We must tell the truth!” pic.twitter.com/otrFpHTyzm
– Gio CR7 (@ArobaseGiovanny) November 25, 2021
In the clip, the 36-year-old is clearly disappointed with his team’s performance, which attempts to calm Quadrado.
Ronaldo: “We have to work hard. What the ***! We didn’t play! Nothing!”
Ronaldo: “We played s ***, always!”
Cuadrado: “You should be a model for everyone.”
Ronaldo: “I joined. We have to tell the truth to each other. We played s ***. It’s a Champions League match. We have to have the personality.”
Pirlo later intervenes as the record says: “That’s enough. Let’s go. That’s enough. That’s enough. Juan.”
“We need to be calm and patient. We will continue in this spirit, but not with arguments, with the posture of those who want to win.”
It turns out to be a brutal evening for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner The Old Lady He was eliminated from the Champions League by an opponent he really needed to beat.
A few months later, both Pirlo and Ronaldo left the club, and the latter returned emotionally to Manchester United.
Despite his best efforts, Ronaldo was unable to finally bring the Champions League trophy back to Turin for the first time since 1996.