Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed the Juventus armband out of respect for Blaise Matuidi, who has been at playing for Juve longer than him.
Juventus ran out 3-1 winners at Udinese on Sunday, with Ronaldo putting in a wonderful character display and grabbing two desires.
Club vice–captain Leonardo Bonucci was substituted with 15 minutes to play and Ronaldo turned into exceeded the skipper’s armband.
But the Portuguese celeb refused to accept the armband and called over Blaise Matuidi to take at the responsibility.
Matuidi has been at Juventus because 2017, while Ronaldo joined the Italian facet a year later. Ronaldo wrapped the armband around his team-mate and gave Blaise Matuidi a brief hug, earlier than getting on with the game.
The desires against Udinese took Ronaldo’s Serie A tally to nine in just thirteen appearances and takes his season’s general into double figures. It is the 15th consecutive season Ronaldo has managed to submit double figures as a goalscorer, a record in Europe’s top leagues.
The victory also ensured Juventus would go degree with Inter at the top of the Serie A table, even though their rivals top the table due to goal difference. ‘The most important element changed into to win, although we could’ve had more goals,’ Ronaldo said after the game.
‘I think that is a good manner of playing and it’s critical we ought to play with confidence. It’s now not about man or woman performances, but how we paintings as a collective.’