Arthur Melo: “I Prefer Cristiano Ronaldo”

Arthur Melo: “I Prefer Cristiano Ronaldo”

Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo recently leaned for his team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo. The Brazilian, who had the opportunity to share a team with Barca’s Lionel Messi and now Ronaldo, underlines the Portuguese’s leadership on the pitch and also in the dressing room.

“It’s difficult, in a game, one scores five goals and the other too. They are both good leaders, but I prefer Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom I currently play,” Melo said.

“Ronaldo expresses himself more than Messi and his words and obviously when he has the ball on his feet, he wants to score, he gets on with everyone in the dressing room.

“Each person has their own way of demonstrating leadership. Messi does it with actions, as much as it seems he doesn’t.

“He demonstrates it when he receives the ball, with his will to win the game and all his teammates notice this.” Melo added.

Melo joined Juventus at the end of the 2019/20 season in a deal worth €72m. His move to Turin comes on the same day that Juve stalwarts Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini signed new one-year deals to remain at the Allianz Stadium.

On his first day at Juventus he revealed that it was a dream to be able to share a dressing room with former Real Madrid superstar.

“I’d go with Cristiano as the best of all time, we’re playing together! I’m not that close to Cristiano that I go round his house for coffee, but we have a good relationship.” Melo said.

“Cristiano never backs down if there’s a teammate in need of something and he always gets to it with a fierce determination.

“He trains like an animal, he doesn’t know when to rest and he encourages you to give your all. He always tells me what to eat, not leaving anything to chance.” he added.

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