Returning Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has sent a wise message to Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the duo's new relationship.
Following somewhat unsuccessful relationships with the club's two recent managers Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo, Allegri has a big job on his hands to get the best out of the Portuguese megastar.
As Futaa reported this week, Ronaldo made his long-awaited return from an extended vacation to join his teammates for preseason.
"Ronaldo is a great player and a smart guy. I spoke to him yesterday as I did with the others," Allegri said at a press conference, per Juve's official website.
"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.
The Italian manager concluded to highlight what he expects from the 36-year-old forward.
"I expect a lot from him in terms of responsibility, he is in good condition and he is fit.
"There are different moments in a season, playing one game every three days I'll need to rotate the team, involving all the players," Allegri concluded.
Meanwhile, I Bianconeri will take on Serie B side Monza in a preseason friendly on Saturday.