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Juventus have sky-high expectations for Cristiano Ronaldo after almost leaving Turin

Juventus, Max Allegri, Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo was doubting his future in Turin after the club finished in fourth spot in the Serie A last term. However, it does seem like the Portuguese international will stay put after showing up to the first day of training on Monday.

While we know that Cristiano Ronaldo holds himself to the highest standard, manager Massimiliano Allegri, who previously coached Juve, is expecting big, big things from his talisman as the Old Lady look to contend for a title:

“Ronaldo is a great player and a smart guy. I spoke to him yesterday as I did with the others,” Allegri said, via Goal.

“I told him that this is an important season and that I am happy to meet him again, now he has more responsibility, because three years ago we had a more experienced team, while now there are younger players.

“I expect a lot from him in terms of responsibility, he is in good condition and he is fit.”

Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed another terrific campaign last season despite Juve’s shortcomings, firing home 36 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions.

At 36-years-old, he’s still capable of producing at an extremely high level and the striker will need to be at his absolute best again if Juventus is going to get back to their winning ways.

With just 12 months remaining on his current contract, this could be the last we see of Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin. Knowing him, it will be another fantastic season for one of the greatest players to ever step on the pitch.