Former Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has broken the silence on the actual reasons why he left Real Madrid to join Juventus.
The Portuguese superstar left the Spanish giants last year after a nine-year stay in which he won 4 Champions League titles as well as 2 Laliga crowns and many questioned his decision to join the Old Lady.
In an interview with Portuguese channel TVI however, the five-time World Player of the Year did open up.
“At Real Madrid, I was too comfortable, I had already won so much that each new title was just one more, and the routine always the same,” he explained.
“I don’t like being in the comfort zone,” he added.
Admittedly though, the 34-year-old revealed that leaving Los Blancos was not an easy decision.
“Obviously leaving Real Madrid was difficult because I spent nine years, 60% of my career was there, so you feel it.
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“But I came to a different challenge and I’m very happy to be here (Juventus). I wanted a new challenge,” he said.
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