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Ronaldo Earns Conte Praise

Ronaldo Earns Conte Praise

Juventus boss Antonio Conte says he has been pleased with how Cristiano Ronaldo has settled into life with the Serie A champions.

Having made his high-profile move from Real Madrid over the summer, the Portuguese international made his full debut for the Old Lady in their 3-2 victory over Chievo on Saturday.

Ronaldo failed to get on the scoresheet but tested goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino on a number of occasions and contributed plenty to a hard-fought victory.

Conte was impressed with 33-year-old’s performance and feels he has settled in well in his new surroundings in Italy.

He told Sky Sport Italia: “Ronaldo held out well physically, has only been training with us for seven days and did really well. It’s a pity he wasn’t able to score a goal.

“It depends on the characteristics of the players near him. Ronaldo had several shots on target today, Sorrentino made several saves, there were also some good movements that were not rewarded by the midfielders.

Those are movements that must be read from the back with the ball provided in the right spot.

“I was most impressed that Ronaldo settled in to the team, he was very happy in the dressing room and had his chances.”

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