Artikel

Leaving Madrid was my biggest regret, Panucci warns Ronaldo

17 Juli 2018 12:05

Former Real Madrid defender Christian Panucci predicted great success for Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus but warned the five-time Ballon d'Or winner that leaving the Santiago Bernabeu was his biggest regret.

Panucci won LaLiga, the Supercopa de Espana, the Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup during his three-year spell in Madrid before moving to Inter, where he struggled to recapture his form and fell out with then coach Marcello Lippi.

The 45-year-old gave a positive assessment of Ronaldo's prospects in Serie A following his €112million move to the champions, but indicated that the Portugal icon might live to regret his decision to leave Madrid.

"When I left Madrid I was convinced," Panucci told El Partidazo de COPE.

"I wanted to leave Madrid and it was the biggest foolishness of my sports career, and I regret it now.

"Cristiano is going to win because he is too good a player not to do it. It's normal madness for Cristiano, he's the best in the world.

"He's a very smart signing who is going to give other great players a push to come to Italy.

"Being a champion is in his blood."

Panucci said that Madrid could be facing a tricky period of transition in the aftermath of Ronaldo's departure, which followed the replacement of three-time Champions League-winning head coach Zinedine Zidane with Julen Lopetegui.

Zidane failed to retain the LaLiga title in 2017-18 after winning it a season earlier, but Panucci said the Frenchman would nevertheless be hard to follow.

"It could be a difficult season for Madrid," he said.

"Zidane is leaving, Cristiano is leaving. It's not easy to substitute them and more after winning three Champions Leagues in a row."

neueste Nachrichten

20. Oktober 2018

 09:00
 09:00
 08:30
 08:12
 08:03
 07:11
 06:33
 06:26
 05:12
 04:25
 03:48
 02:49
 02:47
 02:03
 01:34
 01:27
 01:26
 00:29
 00:29
 00:09

19. Oktober 2018

 23:57
 23:44
 23:30
 23:30
 23:16
 22:53
 22:44
 22:32
 21:57
 21:03
 20:12
 18:38
 18:38
 18:16
 18:14
 18:13
 17:56
 17:37
 17:33
 17:12
 16:54
 16:52
 16:33
 16:26
 16:22
 16:12
 15:57
 15:51
 15:42
 15:38
 15:29
 15:23
 15:15
 14:53
 14:43
 14:34
 14:26
 14:20
 13:52
 13:45
 13:43
 13:32
 13:20
 13:05
 12:58
 12:57
 12:30
 12:24
 11:51
 11:40